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SDA Eyes August Release of Satellite Procurement Details; Derek Tournear Quoted

Derek Tournear Director Space Development Agency

The Space Development Agency plans to release a solicitation in August to buy 150 satellites and expects those spacecraft to be in orbit by 2024 to support the development of a multilayered system designed to improve surveillance and transmit data to weapons and ground systems, Federal News Network reported Tuesday. “What our architecture is based on is proliferation and spiral development,” Derek Tournear, director of SDA and a 2021 Wash100 Award winner, said Tuesday at a Space Foundation event.

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State Department OKs Potential $60M Deal With Jordan for Lockheed F-16 Air Combat Training Hub

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The State Department has approved the government of Jordan's request to obtain an air combat training center for F-16 aircraft pilots as well as associated equipment and services under a potential $60 million foreign military sales transaction. Lockheed Martin's rotary and mission systems business will serve as the primary contractor for the potential FMS deal.

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Lockheed Gets $64M USAF Contract to Update F-16 Software for Foreign Countries

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Lockheed Martin has received a $64.3 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to update F-16 mission planning software used by foreign military sales customers. The company will develop, integrate, test and deliver software updates for the F-16 aircraft's Mission Planning System Unique Planning Component/Mission Planning Environment, the Department of Defense said Friday.

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Jacobs to Begin Final Processing for Orion Spacecraft at Kennedy Space Center

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A Jacobs-led ground systems engineering team will prepare the Orion spacecraft for final processing and fueling as a prerequisite to rocket integration activities of an upcoming lunar flight mission. The company said Tuesday its Exploration Ground Systems team received Orion on Saturday at Florida-based Kennedy Space Center to prepare the spacecraft for NASA's Artemis program.

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