ATLANTA, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- EMS Technologies Space and Defense Division is providing an anti-jamming system to protect U.S. military satellite communications.
The contract for an anti-jam, beam-forming network for the fourth Lockheed Martin-built Advanced Extremely High Frequency spacecraft was given by Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems and valued at $11.5 million.
The nulling system will help in safeguarding the AEHF constellation's Milsatcom architecture as it is designed to protect the spacecraft's tactical network from jamming and piracy.
"Our products will help to provide secure communications to the warfighter," said Marion Van Fosson, vice president and general manager of EMS Defense and Space.
"Northrop Grumman is a strategic partner of EMS and we are excited to leverage our past performance into a future opportunity."
EMS's lightweight and cost-effective nulling technology is space-qualified. It is also featured on the preceding versions of AEHF payloads.
EMS D&S has achieved gold and silver supplier ratings from Northrop Grumman for the AEHF program for several years.
EMS said the program demonstrates its expertise in manufacturing mission-critical satellite communications sub-systems, including low-noise amplifier assemblies, amplitude and phase weighting, power combining, switching networks and signal nulling subsystems.