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Raytheon to Add Element to GPS Next Generation Control Center

December 23, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems, Aurora, Colorado, is being awarded a $29,999,998 cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-plus-award-fee contract for the Launch and Checkout System. This is an additional element added to the Global Positioning System (GPS) Next Generation Operational Control System. The Launch and Checkout System is necessary to support the launch of the GPS III Space Vehicle I, which includes support exercises, rehearsals, launch, early orbit and checkout. Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.

Boeing Awarded $296 Million for Wideband Global Satellite Communications

December 19, 2011
By George Seffers

Boeing Satellite Systems, El Segundo, California, is being awarded a $296,137,332 firm-fixed-price, contract for modification of the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) Block II follow-on. The contract exercises the option to produce, process, launch, and activate on-orbit Satellite Vehicle Eight as previously negotiated. Space and Missile Systems Center, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

Advanced Multi-band Communications Antenna

November 30, 2011
By George Seffers

Recent flight tests conducted by a combined team from the Electronic Systems Center, the Space and Missile Systems Center, MIT Lincoln Laboratory and MITRE Corp. have shown that the low-profile Advanced Multi-band Communications Antenna, installed on a wide-body aircraft, can effectively support high speed Ka-band and extremely high frequency (EHF) communications. The tests demonstrated that the antenna system meets needed performance characteristics, such as small size and weight, easy installation, consistent coverage in all directions and the ability to mount to the aircraft skin. The system will provide secure, long-range military satellite communications connectivity for future Air Force airborne platforms-providing voice, video and chat capabilities. The antenna could represent a major breakthrough in supporting multi-megabit-per-second-class airborne communications using the Wideband Global Satellite Communications and Advanced EHF satellites, according to Air Force officials. The antenna, mounted on an MIT test bed aircraft, was able to successfully establish communications with a Military Strategic Tactical Realy (MILSTAR) satellite. The flight tests were performed with the antenna system securing connections with MILSTAR at various look-angles, with the array outperforming the anticipated results.

 

 

Northrop Grumman to Support Spacecraft Bus and Sensor

September 26, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems, Redondo Beach, California, is being awarded a $39,501,564 cost-plus-award-fee contract modification to exercise the option for the defense on-orbit support and sustainment contract providing fiscal 2012 on-orbit sustainment for both the Defense Support Program sensor and spacecraft bus. The Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.

Boeing to Retrofit Satellites

August 23, 2011
By George Seffers

Boeing Satellite Systems Incorporated, El Segundo, California, is being awarded an almost $9 million fixed-price contract modification to retrofit the Block II space vehicles with radio frequency bypass out-of-band cascading filter solutions. Space and Missile Systems Center, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

Space Based Infrared System Contract Modified

July 21, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Sunnyvale, California, is receiving a more than $24 million modification for the existing engineering, manufacturing and development contract for the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) high component. This fiscal 2011 contract action will incorporate both hardware and software modifications, which provide the groundwork for the overall SBIRS Survivable/Endurable Evolution (S2E2) program upgrade for fiscal 2012 and beyond. The contractor will perform a fiscal 2011 antenna platform subsystems vendor selection and provide sustainment support to the SBIRS program with a mobile ground system second path radio upgrade and S2E2 fiscal 2011 engineering and labs development. The Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.

Schaub Assumes New Post for Air Force Space & Missile Systems Center

July 20, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

Luke J. Schaub has been assigned chief, Wideband Satellite
Communications Division, Military Satellite Communications Systems
Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California.

Boeing GPS Sustainment Contract Modified

June 17, 2011
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, Seal Beach, California, is being awarded an approximate $16 million contract modification to the existing Boeing IIF sustainment contract for the Global Positioning System (GPS). This contract action will provide fiscal 2011 funding for four sustainment contract line item numbers, to include sustainment, contractor software maintenance, sustainment engineering, and technical management agency support; and two space vehicle contract line item numbers to include launch operations support and on-orbit operations support. This will also provide funding for continued GPS operational control segment work. Space and Missile Systems Center, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity

Extremely High Frequency Development Contract Modified

June 15, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Sunnyvale, California, is being awarded a more than $17 million contract modification to extend the capabilities insertion study in the existing Advanced Extremely High Frequency Systems Development and Demonstration Program. This extension includes support for capability/requirements tradeoffs for systems, technology assessments, development of design alternatives, risk assessments, and cost and schedule analysis for development and production of enhancements to be integrated with the current program. Space and Missile Systems Center, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Air Force Modifies Global Positioning System Contract

May 27, 2011
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, Seal Beach, California, is being awarded a $16 million contract modification to the existing Boeing IIF sustainment contract for the Global Positioning System. This contract will provide fiscal 2011 funding for four sustainment contract line item numbers, to include contractor software maintenance, contract hardware maintenance, sustainment, and sustainment engineering. It will also provide fiscal 2011 funding to support proposal preparation. Boeing will provide personnel and infrastructure, including supplies and services, to specifically perform software maintenance, hardware maintenance, sustainment engineering support and proposal preparation. Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.

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