AFRL Selects Lockheed Option for Commercial Space Internet Experimentation

March 29, 2021

Lockheed Martin Corp. Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $12,778,561 modification (P00008) to contract FA8650-19-C-9314 for Defense Experimentation Using Commercial Space Internet (DEUCSI) Call 002. This modification is to exercise Options 2, 3, and 4 for hardware and software integration and additional flight tests. This modification also revises the previously exercised Option 1, specifically identifying the F-35 as the required aircraft for the first flight test. Work will be performed at locations throughout the continental U.S. and is expected to be completed Jan. 31, 2023. Fiscal 2021 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $3,150,107 are being obligated at the time of award. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $17,439,819. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity. (Awarded March 25, 2021)

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