The U.S. Air Force says the first Lockheed Martin Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite is slated for launch Aug. 12. Once in operation after months of testing, AEHF will begin ushering in a new era for protected, jam-proof communications. This mission is now handled by the Milstar constellation. AEHF will be able to send high-data-rate communications to users around the globe (except for the extreme polar regions). The first AEHF will provide more capacity than the ...

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