On Saturday, March 18, from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral (Florida, USA) launched rocket Delta IV (United Launch Alliance) with the communications satellite WGS-9, the press service of NASA.
As explained in the Pentagon, we are talking about the satellite, launched for the needs of the U.S. armed forces and allied countries.
Satellite WGS-9, developed by Boeing, is designed to transmit signals between warships, submarines, aircraft, ground forces, and also to provide video conferencing in a secure way and receive the weather report says RIA Novosti.
Access to a new companion in addition to USA will be provided for the armed forces of Australia, Canada, Denmark, New Zealand and Luxembourg.
The WGS constellation of satellites replaced the DSCS satellite system to ensure communication of the U.S. armed forces and their partners.