Lockheed Martin has secured a $5.8M contract to help the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency perform integration activities of the Blackjack satellite network.
The company said Saturday it will implement interfaces that connect the system's bus, payload and autonomous data processor as well as interfaces of Blackjack's vehicle. The majority of work will take place in Sunnyvale, Calif.
The sought satellite network will work to autonomously support the connectivity needs of military missions.
Sarah Reeves, vice president of missile defense programs at Lockheed Martin, said the company will bring its payload integration experience to the effort.