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Lockheed, URS, InDyne JV Launch Bid for AF Launch Range Program; Robert Smith, Lance Lord Comment

LockheedLogoLockheed Martin and URS Corp.'s joint venture with technical services company InDyne has submitted an offer to consolidate the U.S. Air Force Space Command's two main launch ranges.

The three companies forged the Consolidated Range Enterprise alliance to jointly pursue the multibillion-dollar Launch and Test Range System Integrated Support Contract program, Lockheed said Wednesday.

Robert Smith, vice president of space and cyber for Lockheed’s information systems and global solutions business unit, said the joint venture seeks to help the Air Force Space Command address range availability.

LISC seeks to integrate three separate contracts to maintain and sustain the Air Force's eastern and western launch and test ranges at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., and Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

“The LISC contract will achieve a decades-long dream of standardizing Air Force launch operations on the two coasts,“ said retired Air Force Gen. Lance Lord, president of the CoRE joint venture.

“CoRE looks forward to working with our Air Force partners to achieve this vision for range transformation while meeting their vital national mission of assured access to space,” Lord said.

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Written by Elizabeth Leigh

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