A BlueHalo subsidiary has booked five contracts worth more than $130M combined to help the Air Force Research Laboratory develop technology platforms for space domain use.
Applied Technology Associates said Thursday the cost-plus-fixed-fee contracts have a potential ceiling value of more than $400M, four of which fall under the lab’s Space Technology Advanced Research initiative and the remaining award is for the third phase of its Small Business Innovation Research program.
ATA aims to build a two-way communication system with free-space optical links under the Heterogeneous Optical W/V-band Demonstration contract and create multimodal autonomous sensing tools for the Surveillance, Intelligence, and Reconnaissance Enhanced Network program.
Two awards call for the development of spacecraft technologies as part of the Space Logistics Assembly Disassembly Experiment with Swarms and the Survivability, Attribution, and Self-Sensing Integrated Experiment.
Under the Phase III SBIR contract, ATA will participate in the Launch Assessment Threat Indicators and Notifications project focused on exploring battle management, situational awareness and defensive approaches.
Jonathan Moneymaker, CEO of BlueHalo, said the awards signify the company’s subject matter expertise and technology-based service offerings in the U.S. space domain.
He added the company works to develop systems designed for warfighters and extend its contract backlog in a push to drive capability investments.
Arlington Capital Partners combined ATA, AEgis Technologies and Brilligent Solutions in October to form BlueHalo.