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General Dynamics Completes Milestone in Design of Navy's MUOS

General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics , announced that it has completed the Critical Design Reviews (CDRs) for all segments of the ground system as well as terminal waveform software of the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS), the U.S. military's next-generation narrowband global mobile satellite communications system. The ground system and terminal waveform software will be provided to Lockheed Martin , prime contractor for the MUOS program. The MUOS ground system features ground transport and infrastructure, and network management (including a geolocation element and satellite control). The MUOS User Entry (terminal) Waveform Software will be delivered into the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) library for future porting to radios being developed under the JTRS program. MUOS will enable secure, end-to-end communications for the warfighter on-the-move via MUOS-compatible terminals communicating with MUOS satellites. The satellites provide both Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) and legacy Ultra High Frequency Follow-on (UFO) payload communications capabilities, providing both a significant increase in capacity with the WCDMA payload and continuity of legacy UFO communications. The satellites provide communications with ground terminals and enable connection to the Global Information Grid. The Navy's Program Executive Office for Space Systems, Chantilly, Va., and its Communications


Clay Maitland Delivers Keynote Address in Stamford, CT

Clay Maitland

SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference kicks off as Maitland weighs in on how best to profitably operate a ship. He says, "It's all about the Choices."   Here we are, early in the morning, before the coffee has kicked in, and I am tasked with a “keynote speech”.  You, in turn, have the job of being suitably inspired by my words of wisdom.  So, here is my theme, for the next two days:  we are out to define how to profitably operate a ship


 
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