Why Ku-band Makes the Most Sense for the DoD Over the Next Few Years

Why Ku-band Makes the Most Sense for the DoD Over the Next Few Years

Commercial satellite capacity has proven its reliability over the last decade of U.S. military operations in the Middle East, Southwest Asia and Africa, and is increasingly being considered as a centerpiece of the Pentagon’s future strategy.

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is now considering the best approach for the future to ensure that it can meet increasingly varied and ever evolving satellite communications needs across the global geo-political landscape.

The DoD faces two issues: First, how to leverage its existing investments in both commercial and government-owned ground and spacecraft infrastructure, given that the current constrained budgetary climate of the federal government is likely to be a mainstay; and second, how to meet the warfighter’s need for increasingly higher connectivity while also providing enhanced features such as flexibility, portability, connectivity, and information assurance.

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