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SSL to Produce Antenna Subsystem Prototypes for USAF Tactical Satcom; Richard White Quoted

Richard White

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 28, 2018 — SSL will build antenna subsystems to help the U.S. Air Force‘s Space and Missile Systems Center ensure secured tactical satellite communications under a deal with the Space Enterprise Consortium, ExecutiveBiz reported Aug. 17.

Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) said Aug. 16 its SSL subsidiary will leverage its previous studies on military satcom to develop, test and evaluate prototypes of the antenna subsystem in support of the Advanced Technology International-led consortium.

“The combination of SSL’s agile mindset and innovative new space technologies with our team’s experience in multiple generations of milsatcom architectures uniquely positions us to accelerate the [Defense Department‘s] development and integration of cost-effective and highly advanced solutions that will support the defense of our nation,” said Richard White, president of SSL’s government systems business.

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