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The Pentagon Banks on Giant Inflatable Satellite Balls for Satcom


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Frans
- 1744 days ago - industrytap.com
In an effort to make military equipment more durable, the Pentagon sees the future of communications in giant inflatable balls. A five-year, $440 million contract has been granted to the Army and Marine Corps, among others, in order to use an inflatable..



   

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Gail Ring (89)
Tuesday February 4, 2014, 8:02 am
thanks for sharing... interesting..
 

Michael A (28)
Tuesday February 4, 2014, 8:37 pm
Noted
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 3:08 am
Interesting! Thank you.
 

Sheila D (194)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 10:57 am
Hasn't weather info been collected with inflatables for decades...the military seems a bit behind in tryng this out - and to the tune of $400M. What't happens to data when inflatable gets shot down by sniper(s)...
 

Roger G (148)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 12:50 pm
noted, thanks
 

Gvapo T (22)
Friday February 7, 2014, 2:34 am
nice tech
hopefully it will be used for civilian purposes as well
 

Gvapo T (22)
Friday February 7, 2014, 2:34 am
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