Lockheed Martin won a $2 billion contract from the Air Force to provide operational and network management for the Transformational Satellite Communications program. The TSAT Mission Operations System, or TMOS, contract covers integration of network architecture and design. Lockheed is to complete the work by September 2015.
U.S. Air Force F-35s and F-22s regularly deploy deep into the Pacific region from Alaska, Utah, and Hawaii. In the future, though, the head of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command would like to see the Air Force permanently station fifth-generation aircraft west of the international date line—closer to China.