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September 18, 2013
U.S., Allies Increase Protected Military Satellite Communications Capability with AEHFLaunch

The third Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) military communication satellite, built by a Lockheed Martin team for the U.S. Air Force, was successfully launched today at 4:10 a.m. from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket. Lockheed Martin confirmed signal acquisition at 51 minutes after launch. Read More

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September 16, 2013
U.S. Air Force Ready to Launch Third Advanced Extremely High Frequency Satellite Built by Lockheed Martin

The U.S. Air Force's third Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) military communications satellite, designed and built by a Lockheed Martin team, is ready to launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Launch is set for Sept. 18 with a two-hour launch window opening at 3:04 a.m. EDT. Read More

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September 12, 2013
AEHF Expands Global Communications for Allied Missions; Netherlands Makes Call On Protected Communications Satellite

The Netherlands has become the second Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) international partner to communicate using the Lockheed Martin-produced [NYSE: LMT] satellite system. During July testing, for the first time three nations used the system simultaneously as The Netherlands connected to U.S., Canadian and domestic terminals. Read More

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September 11, 2013
Lockheed Martin-Built Advanced Extremely High Frequency Satellite Encapsulated For Upcoming Launch

The third Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has been encapsulated into its payload fairing in preparation for a Sept. 18 liftoff aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Read More

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July 24, 2013
Lockheed Martin Ships Third AEHF Satellite To U.S. Air Force for Upcoming Launch

Lockheed Martin shipped the third Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) military communications satellite to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., on July 10, where it will be prepared for a September liftoff aboard an Atlas V rocket. Read More

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June 20, 2013
Canada Makes First Call On AEHF; First Partner Nation To Connect Terminals To Protected Communication Satellite

Canada recently became the first Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) international partner to communicate using the Lockheed Martin-produced [NYSE: LMT] satellite system. The U.S. Air Force has been allowing select groups to use AEHF for testing as it fields the system, but this expansion means more users beyond the U.S. could soon have more frequent access.  Read More

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December 28, 2012
Double Buy for AEHF Satellites

One of the world’s most modern and secure communication systems is growing with a new contract from the U.S. Air Force.
 
The service awarded Lockheed Martin a $1.94 billion fixed-price contract to deliver the fifth and sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellites for protected military satellite communication.  Read More

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December 17, 2012
AEHF Team Completes Major Integration Milestone Ahead Of Schedule

The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin have integrated the system module for the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite six months ahead of schedule. The milestone marks the completion of the first major phase in the satellite’s assembly, integration and test and is a key indicator that Lockheed Martin and the Air Force are successfully streamlining processes to achieve affordability goals.  Read More

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November 14, 2012
Lockheed Martin Completes On Orbit Testing of Second AEHF Satellite

The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin have completed on-orbit testing of the second Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) military communications satellite. Following successful spacecraft testing, Satellite Control Authority (SCA) was turned over to the 14th Air Force at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., for operations. Read More

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October 25, 2012
Lockheed Martin Radar, Milsatcom Programs Receive DoD Awards For Systems Engineering Excellence

Lockheed Martin has won two of five awards given annually by the Department of Defense and the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) for excellence in systems engineering.  The awards, presented at the NDIA Systems Engineering Conference in San Diego, are assessed on 2011 performance and recognize effective implementation of systems engineering best practices to achieve program success.  Read More

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August 17, 2012
Second AEHF Satellite Payload Activated

The U.S. Air Force successfully activated the AEHF-2 communications payload, Aug. 14.. Payload activation was accomplished from the AEHF command and control site located at Schriever AFB, Colo. During payload activation, the payload wings and antennas were deployed, and the payload processors were initialized and verified in preparation for on-orbit test. Read more

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August 10, 2012
Second AEHF Satellite Successfully Arrives On-Orbit

The second Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite, launched May 4 by the U.S. Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center and 45th Space Wing, successfully arrived at its geostationary-orbit test location at approximately 3:30 p.m. PDT on August 10, 2012. Read More

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May 4, 2012
Second Advanced EHF Military Communications Satellite Built By Lockheed Martin Launched Successfully for the U.S. Air Force

The second Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-2) military communication satellite, built by a Lockheed Martin team for the U.S. Air Force, was successfully launched today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket. Read More

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March 22, 2012
U.S. Air Force/Lockheed Martin AEHF Team Honored With Prestigious Aviation Week Laureate Award 

The U.S. Air Force/Lockheed Martin/Aerospace Corporation team has been selected as a winner of an Aviation Week Laureate Award for the successful development and execution of an innovative orbit-raising work-around plan that allowed the first Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite to reach its operational location at geosynchronous orbit. Read More

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February 29, 2012
Lockheed Martin Team Completes On-Orbit Testing Of First AEHF Satellite

Lockheed Martin announced today the successful completion of on-orbit testing for the first Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) military communications space vehicle (SV-1). Read More

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Feb 27, 2012
Lockheed Martin Delivers Second AEHF Satellite To U.S. Air Force For Upcoming Launch

Lockheed Martin today announced that it has delivered the second Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) military communications satellite to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., where it will be readied for an April 2012 liftoff aboard an Atlas V launch vehicle.  Read More