Fifth Lockheed Martin MUOS starts first system testing

14 January 2014

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) reported its fifth mobile user objective system (MUOS) satellite for the US Navy is entering its first system test faster than the previous build, now that integration is complete.

Engineers and technicians recently mated its system module and core to the multi-beam assembly (MBA), which hosts 16 ultra-high frequency (UHF) antennas for distributed, global communications coverage.

The MBA´s antennas beam down coverage to Earth, with each covering thousands of miles of terrain. Supporting UHF satellite communications, MUOS will provide secure mobile users with assured communications, including the new capability of simultaneous voice, video and data.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 116,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services. The company´s website is at can be found at www.lockheedmartin.com.

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