An Atlas V rocket launches the Navy's Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) 2 satellite

The US Navy has received three ground stations for the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) from General Dynamics C4 Systems, a unit of General Dynamics.

Lockheed Martin serves as the prime contractor for the entire MUOS system while General Dynamics C4 Systems led the development and delivery of the ground systems and MUOS communications waveform.

General Dynamics C4 Systems president Chris Marzilli said: "The success in delivering these ground stations, combined with the successful MUOS waveform running on the AN/PRC-155 Manpack two-channel radio, are testaments to General Dynamics’ expertise in delivering networks that securely and reliably connect military and government personnel with their commanders and others from virtually any location on the planet."

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData

US Navy personnel will commence operations of the ground stations, the critical part of the MUOS system connecting government personnel on the ground, in the air or at sea to MUOS satellites.

"US Navy personnel will commence operations of the ground stations."

Located in Hawaii, Virginia and Australia, the MUOS ground stations help in the overall management and operation of the orbiting MUOS satellites.

MUOS radio calls use the General Dynamics-developed MUOS waveform, which is based on widely used commercial Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) cellular phone technology.

The stations receive radio calls from service members around the globe, relayed through MUOS satellites, and connect them in seconds to ground-based Department of Defense communication networks.

In addition to providing communications and control interfaces among the MUOS satellites and Defense Department networks, the ground system assist in the overall management and operation of the orbiting MUOS satellites.


Image: the navy’s MUOS 2 satellite being launched at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, US. Photo: courtesy of NASA by Patrick H. Corkery.

Defence Technology