Against the backdrop of rising ‘peer’ and regional state rivals, the role of space-based assets for effective missile defence will be critical.
Multi-domain forces seek secure voice and data communications
Global communications company OneWeb demonstrated its Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation to the US Department of Defense (DoD) for the first time on 2 March.
OneWeb, which is part-owned by the UK government, is the first SATCOM operator to offer a global constellation of LEO satellites, supported by a network of global gateways and end-user terminals on the ground, in the air and at sea.
The demonstration was conducted in front of representatives from the US Space Force in Melbourne, Florida with a 110-strong constellation of LEO satellites and pair of ground user terminals.
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