SBIRS GEO-5 is the first military space satellite built on Lockheed Martin's modernised, modular LM 2100 combat bus.
US Space Force
The contract is to develop a military satellite communications (Milsatcom) system which is a critical component of the US Space Force’s strategy.
The new programme will interoperate with and eventually replace the US Space Force’s advanced extremely high-frequency system.
The latest satellite increases the number of secure military code-enabled satellites in GPS Constellation to 22.
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The payloads hope to ensure adaptive, anti-jamming communications channels are available to allied forces in a contested environment.