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Pentagon sending Ukraine SATCOM antennas for the first time via new $275M security package 

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They’ll “provide an additional capability on the ground at a critical time when Ukraine's infrastructure is being hit” by Russia, a DOD spokesperson said.

York Space Systems lands contract to build T1DES satellites for Pentagon

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York Space Systems has been tapped to build a dozen satellites and supporting technologies for the Tranche 1 Demonstration and Experimentation System.

Satellite communications seeing an 'explosion of activity' during Ukraine war

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The war in Ukraine has catalyzed an “explosion of activity” for military and commercial satellite communications capabilities, according to a top IT officer at U.S. European Command. “We went from about zero to 100 of requirements … into the European theater. That demand signal for more and more connectivity via mil[itary] satcom has just been unbelievable,” Brig. Gen. Chad Raduege, director of the command, control, communications and computers/cyber directorate, and…

Northern Command testing commercial satcom capabilities in the Arctic

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The U.S. military is putting commercial satellite communication technology through its paces to see if it can help its forces communicate better at high northern latitudes. Communications is a capability gap in the Arctic that needs to be addressed, Gen. Glen VanHerck, commander of U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command, noted Thursday during a videoconference with reporters at the Pentagon. He and Adm. Charles Richard, commander of…