4 May
2021

Lockheed Martin Delivers MUOS to US Navy

first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy Authorities June 4, 2015 View post tag: MUOS View post tag: News by topic Following successful completion of on-orbit testing, the U.S. Navy accepted the third Lockheed Martin-built Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite.Launched January 20, MUOS-3 is the latest addition to a network of orbiting satellites and relay ground stations that is revolutionizing secure communications for mobile military forces. Users with operational MUOS terminals can seamlessly connect around the globe, beyond line-of-sight, with new smart phone-like capabilities, including simultaneous and crystal-clear voice, video and mission data, on a high-speed Internet Protocol-based system.With on-orbit testing complete, MUOS-3 is being relocated to its on-orbit operational slot in preparation for operational acceptance.The MUOS network is expected to provide near global coverage before year end. MUOS-1 and MUOS-2, launched respectively in 2012 and 2013, are already operational and providing high-quality voice communications. Lockheed Martin handed over the last of four required ground stations to the Navy in February. MUOS-4 is expected to launch later this year.Image: Lockheed Martin Back to overview,Home naval-today Lockheed Martin Delivers MUOS to US Navy View post tag: americas Lockheed Martin Delivers MUOS to US Navy View post tag: US Navy View post tag: Lockheed Martin Share this articlelast_img read more

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4 May
2021

CDDL: Bangladesh Navy orders six offshore patrol vessels

first_imgChittagong Dry Dock Limited (CDDL) has received a contract to build six new offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) for the Bangladesh Navy.The construction of the new ships is part of the long-term modernization program of the Bangladesh Armed Forces.According to CDDL, the OPVs will be built at a local shipyard in joint collaboration with a foreign shipbuilding company. In this regard, CDDL invited on January 16, 2020, interested shipbuilders to submit their expression of interest (EOI).As informed, OPVs will conduct surveillance operations, perform constabulary duties like policing, patrolling and anti-smuggling in the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), carry out fishery protection operations in coastal areas and protect offshore resources in EEZ.In addition, OPVs’ secondary roles would include assistance and disaster relief within coastal areas of Bangladesh as well as search and rescue operations in EEZ.With a displacement of around 2,000 tons and a maximum speed of at least 12 knots, each vessel would have a minimum length of 85 meters and a maximum breadth of around 14 meters, CDDL said.The navy has also started the construction of the second batch of five Padma-class patrol vessels. The vessels are being built at Khulna Shipyard.Naval Today Staff Photo: Bangladesh Navy ship Sangu. Source: Wikimedia – under the CC BY-SA 2.0 license; Image by: Naval Surface Warriors View post tag: Chittagong Dry Dock Limited View post tag: Bangladesh Navycenter_img Share this article View post tag: offshore patrol vessellast_img read more

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