Lockheed Martin Delivers Satellite for July Launch

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has delivered the first satellite in the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) program to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., where it will take flight on July 30 aboard an Atlas V launch vehicle.

According to Lockheed Martin, “The AEHF system will provide the U.S. military and national leaders with global, protected, high capacity and secure communications.”

“Shipment of the first AEHF satellite is testimony to a strong government and industry partnership focused on achieving total mission success on this vitally important program, ” said Col. Michael Sarchet, commander of the Protected Satellite Communications Group at the U.S. Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center. “AEHF will play an integral role in our national security space architecture, and we look forward to providing this new capability to the warfighter.”

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