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July 24, 2007
REDONDO BEACH, Calif. -- The Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT)/Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) Transformational Satellite Communications (TSAT) team today announced its partnership with Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:JNPR) to apply the company's Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) routing software and related expertise in the design of the team's TSAT processor/router.
The TSAT system will provide warfighters with high-bandwidth, networked connectivity by extending the reach of the U.S. Department of Defense's Global Information Grid (GIG) through advanced satellite communications.
Juniper Networks has been supporting Northrop Grumman for the past three years in developing the Next Generation Processor/Router (NGPR) for the TSAT system, which will use Internet Protocol routing on board the satellites to connect users with the GIG. The company has licensed its JUNOS software product for Northrop Grumman's use. JUNOS is the routing control software being fielded across Juniper's widely used commercial routers. It is the first IPv6 software approved for use by the Defense Department, which has fielded JUNOS software and Juniper's router hardware for terrestrial use in the GIG network.
"We are excited about the opportunity to be involved in this global initiative and fully support the Defense Department's net-centric vision for a secure, reliable enterprise IP infrastructure," said Haywood Talcove, vice president of Public Sector Americas for Juniper Networks. "We are confident that Juniper Networks' JUNOS modular operating system will deliver the high-performance and advanced IPv6 capabilities critical to the enablement of the dynamic situational awareness, holistic information assurance and collaboration requirements in the TSAT system."
Lockheed Martin Corp.
Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE: JNPR)
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