Kehler: Way Ahead for AEHF Successor to be Recommended in FY-12

By Jason Simpson / September 14, 2009 at 5:00 AM
Air Force Space Command is eyeing the fiscal year 2012 time frame to make key recommendations on the requirements for a successor for the Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite constellation, the command's chief tells Inside the Air Force . In April, Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced that the Defense Department canceled AEHF's then-follow-on system, the Transformational Satellite Communications System. Following that decision, the air service charged Boeing and Lockheed Martin -- the competitors for the multibillion-dollar TSAT contract -- with...

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