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Export Control Reform Will Take All Year

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Aviation Week's DTI | Mar 27, 2013

This article first appeared in Aviation Week & Space Technology. It will take another year for export-control reforms aimed at easing the path for the U.S. satellite industry to take effect, time enough for manufacturers and others affected by more than a decade of onerous International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to push for additional ... more

Pentagon Still Relying on Spot Buys for Milsatcom

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Aviation Week's DTI | Mar 20, 2013

This article first appeared in Aviation Week & Space Technology. More than a decade of war and increasing military demand -- as well as capacity -- for satellite communications still have not driven the Pentagon and commercial industry to craft a consistent and strategic framework for purchasing commercial services. The Pentagon spends nearly ... more

Sequestration May Push Milsat Disaggregation

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Aviation Week's DTI | Feb 20, 2013

This article first appeared in Aviation Week & Space Technology. The increasingly likely prospect of deep cuts in federal spending forced by failure of the U.S. Congress to thwart the sequestration of funds has Pentagon managers taking yet another look at spacecraft disaggregation. Under the circumstances, the notion that breaking massive, mult... more

Air Force Exploring New Protected Satcom Concepts

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Aviation Week's DTI | Nov 07, 2012

This article first appeared in Aerospace Daily & Defense Report. The U.S. Air Force is laying the groundwork for a next-generation protected military satellite communications architecture with $84.3 million worth of contracts issued to 17 companies to explore a variety of options. The studies kicked off last month and will continue for two yea... more

AF Explores Options for Protected, Tactical Satcom

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Aviation Week's DTI | Jan 04, 2013

This article first appeared in Aviation Week & Space Technology. The U.S. Air Force is exploring new ways to provide the most sensitive satellite communications -- including presidential control over nuclear forces -- to users around the globe, in order to reduce costs and provide better service. The service is studying a variety of options th... more

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