Lockheed buys military telecom sat from Airbus for S. Korea

by Peter B. de Selding

 Lockheed Martin builds military telecommunications satellites, such as the Advanced EHF satellite shown here, for the U.S. government and is not in the habit of purchasing competitors' satellites to meet Lockheed customer requirements.  And yet that is what has occurred in South Korea. After encountering difficulties in building the KMilSatCom satellite for the contracted price, Lockheed sought out Airbus of Europe. Airbus is now under contract to Lockheed to delver KMilSatCom in 2019. Credit: Lockheed Martin

PARIS — Lockheed Martin has hired Airbus Defense and Space to build a military telecommunications satellite that will be owned and operated . . .

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