Northrop Grumman to Proceed With SATCOM Prototype for Space Force
By Stephen Nakrosis
Northrop Grumman Corp. on Thursday said it was selected by the
U.S. Space Force to "proceed with its ongoing Protected Tactical
SATCOM Rapid Prototype program."
The company said a flight demonstration of its PTS payload is
set to occur in 2024.
Northrop Grumman also said it "completed the preliminary design
peer review of its PTS prototype in December 2020," and it
"demonstrated the interoperability of its prototype with the
government's PTS test terminal, and has successfully validated the
advanced, anti-jam performance of its design using the Protected
Tactical Waveform, an anti-jam communications waveform that allows
access to secure, protected communications by the tactical
Cyrus Dhalla, vice president, communication systems, Northrop
Grumman, said, "Our digital engineering approach has enabled the
rapid pace of our analysis and demonstrations, which have validated
that the Space Force can deliver significantly enhanced anti-jam
performance to the warfighter."
The company said it has been providing jam-resistant payloads
for military communications satellites for nearly 30 years.
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