Since the war of Ukraine, US military leaders pay attention to cybersecurity and secure communications. For managing battlefield communications, this seems reasonable. In this moment, satellite-based communications has risen to fit the bill. For example, L3Harris Technologies Inc. bought a military-communications business from Viasat Inc. (Lombardo, 2022, October 2). Viasat sold the business of integrated network of military aircraft, surface vessels, ground vehicles and bases to secure voice and data communications in battlefields.
Furthermore, this type of satellite service gains high interest from private planes, boats in ocean, and vehicles in desert area. Space X has had its Starlink satellites close to Earth when it launched its Falcon 9 rockets. Theis net work of satellites provided high-speed internet connections to global subscribers, around 400,000 (Maidenberg & FitzGerald, 2022, June 30). Airline clients showed their high interests including Delta Airlines Inc. and Hawaiian Airlines. Southwest Airlines Co. chose Viasat Inc. to use its in-flight Wi-Fi.
Despite all disagreements and dissents from Dish net, Amazon, and other satellite service providers, FCC approved more 7,500 Starlink Satellites to be launched (Maidenberg & FitzGerald, 2022, December 1). For now, Space X is successfully interweaving its business with air defense industry.