Despite initial plans, the U.S Wideband Global Satcom constellation (WGS) is growing again. Last month, the 2023 defense bill added $442 million for a new, wideband, military communications satellite. While it seemed likely, though unconfirmed, that a new satellite addition was on its way, it is now finally official. The US Space Force is looking.
Every year NSR writes about an ‘upcoming wave’ of sovereign SATCOM capabilities – WGS-11+, Skynet-6EC, etc. and today is no different. In the past few months, the UK announced $2B in ‘new funding for military space programs’, the European Commission announced “€6 billion program” with a component focused on secure connectivity, and Australia recently opened.
Troop Drawdown in Middle East Just One Factor Influencing Market Outlook Cambridge, MA November 10th, 2021 – NSR’s newly released Government and Military Satellite Communications, 18th Edition report finds that despite COVID-19, troop drawdowns in the Middle East and ongoing pricing compression, demand for connectivity will continue to grow in the long term. At over.
Following on the footsteps of Skynet-6A reaching Preliminary Design Review (PDR), a critical step towards its eventual launch in 2025, the Gov & Mil SATCOM sector is entering into the next-phase of sovereign military SATCOM systems. Built in the age of cyber-awareness, the proliferation of lower-cost RF jamming technology, and the ongoing requirements to move.
Many things in 2020 have “defied norms” as it relates to the Space and SATCOM Industry – mass shutdown of cruise and aeronautical markets, significant increases in consumer and cellular backhaul demand, supply-chain disruption, and on-site installation or commissioning access restrictions. In addition to these COVID-19 related market factors, the United States will also enter.