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Hughes Gets USAF Satcom Mgmt Tech Prototyping Contract; Rick Lober Quoted

Hughes Network Systems will develop and demonstrate a technology intended to manage satellite communications under a $2.2M contract from the U.S. Air Force's Space and Missile Systems Center. The company said Monday it will create the Enterprise Management and Control system prototype with the firm's Flexible Modem Interface to support interoperability between satcom networks.

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Air Force Plans Space Tech Prototyping OTA Recompete

The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center is seeking interested parties who can manage a consortium to support the service branch’s plans to recompete an other transaction agreement for space-related technology prototyping efforts.

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Lockheed’s Rick Ambrose on Air Force’s Next-Gen Missile Warning Satellite Program

Rick Ambrose, head of Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) space business and a 2019 Wash100 winner, told C4ISRNET in an interview published Monday that the Air Force’s missile warning satellite initiative - Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared program – will offer more flexibility and built-in resiliency capabilities.

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USAF Plans $93M Space Tech Engineering Contract Extension Award to Johns Hopkins APL

The U.S. Air Force plans to award Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory a $93M contract extension to help the military branch engineer space-based systems. Under the sole-source contract, APL will continue to provide research and development services in areas such as space science and engineering, strategic systems, theater air defense and information technology, USAF said Thursday in a FedBizOpps notice.

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Air Force Seeks Bids for Launch Service Procurement Phase 2 Contracts

The U.S. Air Force has issued a solicitation for the second phase of the Launch Service Procurement program, which seeks to award fixed-price contracts to two domestic commercial service providers that can launch national security payloads through 2027. “We must move forward now. We are answering Congress’ 2014 directive to …

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McAleese & Associates: Patrick Shanahan on Space Development Agency’s Acquisition Authority

Consulting firm McAleese & Associates has issued a report on key takeaways from the testimonies of Department of Defense and Air Force officials at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing held Thursday. Jim McAleese, founder and principal at McAleese & Associates and a 2019 Wash100 recipient, wrote in the report that …

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SAIC to Support Air Force Ground Infrastructure Under Potential $655M Contract

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) will provide satellite ground system support to the U.S. Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center under a potential seven-year, $655M contact. The military service awarded the contract to Engility, which SAIC acquired through a $2.5B all-stock deal that closed just two weeks ago. SAIC will …

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