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Air Force Picks 14 Firms for $494M Hosted Payload IDIQ

space-engineeringThe U.S. Air Force has awarded positions on a potential $494 million contract to 14 companies for products and services to help the government obtain commercial hosting tools for its payloads.

The firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a five-year ordering period and covers work through Jan. 31, 2029, the Defense Department said Thursday.

Vendors with positions on this contract, awarded through the Hosted Payloads Solutions program, will work to help the government fulfill requirements for hosted payload missions and carry out hosted payload studies.

Awardees include:

  • Astrium Services Government
  • Boeing (NYSE: BA)
  • Eutelsat America
  • Exoterra Resources
  • Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS)
  • Intelsat General
  • Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)
  • Merging Excellence and Innovation Tech Inc.
  • Millennium Engineering & Integration
  • Orbital Sciences Corp. (NYSE: ORB)
  • SES Government Solutions
  • Space Systems/Loral LLC
  • Surrey Satellite Technology
  • ViviSat

The Pentagon lists the HoPS IDIQ’s procurement items as including fully-functional on-orbit hosted payload spaces and ground systems for government-furnished payloads on commercial platforms.

Additionally, contractors will work to help government end users acquire data via the hosted payload and study activities on how to enable future hosted payloads, the Pentagon said.

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