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Air Force Issues RFP on Launch Support Services for 2019 GPS III Mission

The U.S. Air Force has begun a solicitation to procure launch vehicle production, mission integration and operational services for the Global Positioning System III-3 satellite. The military service said Wednesday it will award a firm-fixed-price contract for an Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle service after the branch evaluates interested vendors’ proposals with a “best value” source …

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Air Force Issues RFP for RD-180 Engine Replacement Program

The U.S. Air Force is seeking public-private investment proposals for the development of alternative Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle engines. USAF said Tuesday the solicitation comes under an initiative to replace the Russian-made RD-180 with locally made rocket propulsion systems. Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves, commander of the Air Force’s Space and …

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