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Super High Frequency (SHF) Satellite Systems (U)


(U) Super High Frequency (SHF) systems support worldwide secure-voice and high data-rate communications between the U.S. and its vast network of military installations and other government agencies operating on the ground and at sea. These systems are used for high priority communications such as warfighter support in the exchange of wartime information between defense officials and battlefield commanders and to transmit space operations and early warning data to various users. The backbone of SHF satellite communication systems is the Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS). The DSCS Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) program will extend the life and capability of the last four DSCS III satellites. By 2007, the DSCS satellite will begin to be replaced by the Advanced Wideband Satellite.




Related Initiatives (U):
NameTitle
Adv Wideband Satellite (AWS)Advanced Wideband Satellite (AWS)
DSCS IIDefense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) II
DSCS IIIDefense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) III
DSCS Service Life Enhance ProgDefense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) Service Life Enhancement Program (SLEP)
Wideband GapfillerWideband Gapfiller
This Table Is Unclassified.

Related Categories (U):
NameTitle
Space SystemsSpace Systems
This Table Is Unclassified.

Road Map Placements (U):

NameTitle
MILSATCOMSPACE FORCE ENHANCEMENT: MILSATCOM
This Table Is Unclassified.

Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):

Name
MILSATCOM Homepage
This Table Is Unclassified.

Date Of Information (U):

(U) 21 November 1997





(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999