Though Europe trails in most aspects of military space, it is pioneering in one important area--privately funded secure satellite communications. However, the jury is still out on the ultimate success of this strategy, intended to help meet voracious bandwidth demand. The U.S., which accounts for the lion's share of this demand, has joined in one of the initiatives, XTAR-EUR, launched early last year to serve Spanish, U.S. and allied governments. The spacecraft was funded by XTAR, a ...


You must have an Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) account or subscribe to this Market Briefing to access "Privately Funded Spanish Milsatcom Network Struggling".


Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to for access.


Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.