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Vanguard Space Technologies Awarded Subcontract from Lockheed Marti

25 May 2012

Vanguard Space Technologies has been awarded a multi-million dollar subcontract from Lockheed Martin for fabrication and testing of two spacecraft bus structures for the US Air Force’s Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) Satellite.

According to Vanguard, the AEHF Satellite Program is the next generation of global, highly secure, survivable communications systems for warfighters within all services of the Department of Defense.

Frank Belknap, Vanguard’s Chief Executive Officer stated “We are very pleased to be awarded the AEHF bus structure program.  Continuous improvement and performance on other complex composite assemblies are helping to establish Vanguard as an industry leader in the fabrication of spacecraft bus structures.”  Jon DeVault, Vanguard’s Chairman of the Board stated “This is a significant win for Vanguard.  It establishes us in another market segment, which is critical to our strategic plan.”

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