First, our Advanced Extremely High Frequency Satellite, AEHF
. That's the satellite that we provide communications capability for the president to deployed forces, to his continuity of government forces, all those kinds of things in kind of dire crises for the United States.
* Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF
) satellites We decided to look at these programs broadly to see if we could discern a consistent pattern that would point to the really important differences between successful and troubled programs in the context of our present situation.
For example, the AEHF
satellites are designed to operate in extremis--in a trans- and post-nuclear environment to enable the National Command Authority to command and control forces necessary to ensure national survival.
NMT's first phase launches with a 30-month development period, during which Raytheon will build AEHF
SATCOM system prototypes.
satellites in orbit means protected global connectivity for those who need it most, from the president to deployed soldiers, said Michael Cacheiro, Lockheed Martin vice president of Protected Communications.
In 2012, Hughes won a $ 1.8 million contract for the development of management concepts for a new protected tactical waveform communications system, which is being funded through the Air Force's AEHF
Vanguard delivered the bus structures for AEHF
space vehicles five and six.
Recent reviews by the DSB joint task force and GAO highlighted several shortfalls with ongoing space-system acquisitions that include the AEHF
program, SBIRS, the future imaging architecture (FIA), and the evolved expendable launch vehicle (EELV).
All four international partners are currently connected to the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF
) satellite network, which provides protected communications from the Oval Office to the front lines.
is intended for strategic communications, particularly highly protected command and control over nuclear assets.
(Advanced Extremely High Frequency)--Program costs increased $2,576.6 million from $5,645.3 million to $9,938.6 million (+35.0 percent) to reflect cost increases, which have resulted in a critical Nunn-McCurdy unit cost breach currently undergoing certification review.
Unlike the AEHF
(Advanced Extremely High Frequency) or Tsat (Transformational Communications Satellite--the space-borne element of the Global Information Grid) projects, the WGS system will not be protected against jamming or nuclear electromagnetic pulses.