Air Force Taps Lockheed, Ball Aerospace to Develop Space Internet Communication Systems

Air Force Taps Lockheed, Ball Aerospace to Develop Space Internet Communication Systems

Lockheed Martin and Ball Aerospace have landed $3.6 million and $2.3 million contracts, respectively, to build path-agnostic communications capacities through commercial space internet systems for the U.S. Air Force.

According to a FedBizOpps notice posted Thursday, the Air Force aims to develop a technology that uses multiple commercial space constellations to establish communications with military systems. USAF noted it intends to incorporate space internet features on ground vehicles, naval vessels, portable communication tools and aircraft systems.

In addition, the service branch looks to facilitate space internet connectivity with the use of radios, modems and antennas. Contract work has an initial schedule of 30 months along with an additional three-month period for the creation of the final report.

You may also be interested in...

Jay Lambke President GAI

Government Acquisitions Obtains SBA HUBZone Program Certification; Jay Lambke Quoted

Cincinnati, Ohio-based company Government Acquisitions Inc. has been accredited by the Small Business Administration under a program that seeks to provide economic benefits to government contractors from historically underutilized business zones.

Satellite launch

SpaceX Launches Satellite for Multinational Ocean Observation Effort

SpaceX has sent to space a satellite designed to monitor sea levels across the globe under a U.S.-U.K. partnership. The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base on a mission to collect sea level data, support ship navigation and inform weather forecasts, NASA said Sunday.


KBR Gets $65M Navy Contract Modification for Base Support Services

KBR has received a one-year, $64.8M contract modification to carry out base operating support services at various U.S. Navy installations in Djibouti and Kenya.