October 17, 2016 – Infinity Systems Engineering, LLC has been awarded a subcontract with Sonalysts, Inc. on the Milstar / Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) Standard Space Trainer (SST) program.
Infinity will provide subject matter expertise and test support to develop the mission specific training system module for Milstar / AEHF operations. Work will be performed at Infinity’s Colorado Springs facilities and Schriever AFB.
The Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) system is a series of military communication satellites designed to replace the Milstar system. AEHF provides vastly improved global, survivable, protected communications capabilities for strategic command and tactical warfighters operating on ground, sea and air platforms. The jam-resistant system also serves international partners including Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
A single AEHF satellite provides greater total capacity than the entire legacy five-satellite Milstar constellation. Individual user data rates will be increased five-fold, permitting transmission of tactical military communications, such as real-time video, battlefield maps and targeting data. In addition to its tactical mission, AEHF assures the critical protected communications links for national leaders, such as the President and Joint Chiefs of Staff, in all levels of conflict.
The AEHF system consists of satellites in space, user terminals and ground mission control and associated communication network systems.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems is under contract to deliver six AEHF satellites and the Mission Control Segment to the Air Force. Three of the satellites have launched and are delivering superb performance on orbit. AEHF-4, expected to launch in 2017, will enable the constellation to reach full operational capability. Space vehicles five and six are currently in production at the company’s Sunnyvale facility.
Under contract to Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman builds and integrates the AEHF payload that consists of processors, antennas, radio frequency subsystems and crosslinks.