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  • Lockheed Gets Air Force Funds to Integrate Subsystem for Next 2 SBIRS Missile Warning Satellites - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Gets Air Force Funds to Integrate Subsystem for Next 2 SBIRS Missile Warning Satellites

    Lockheed Martin has secured a nearly $46 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to integrate an additional subsystem for the fifth and sixth Space Based Infrared System geosynchronous missile warning satellites. The Defense Department said Thursday Lockheed will also modify SBIRS GEO-5 and GEO-6 propulsion systems under the modification. Lockheed’s space systems business will perform work at a company facility in Sunnyvale, […] More

  • BAE Unit to Extend O&M, Logistics Support for Air Force's Space Radar System - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE Unit to Extend O&M, Logistics Support for Air Force’s Space Radar System

    BAE Systems‘ technology solutions and services business has secured a $48.5 million contract option for management, operations, maintenance and logistical support services to the U.S. Air Force‘s radar system for missile warning and space surveillance operations. The Defense Department said Wednesday that support work on the Solid State Phased Array Radar Systems will occur in Alaska, California, Massachusetts, Greenland […] More

  • Lockheed-Built SBIRS GEO 3 Satellite Sends 1st Images From Orbit - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed-Built SBIRS GEO 3 Satellite Sends 1st Images From Orbit

    A Lockheed Martin-built geosynchronous Earth orbit satellite designed to provide missile warning data to the U.S. Air Force has transmitted its first images from its orbit approximately 22,000 miles above the equator. Lockheed said Wednesday the third Space Based Infrared System satellite will work to help the Air Force distribute missile warning data to the U.S. […] More

  • Air Force Reschedules Lockheed-Built SBIRS GEO Flight 3 Satellite Launch to Friday - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Air Force Reschedules Lockheed-Built SBIRS GEO Flight 3 Satellite Launch to Friday

    The U.S. Air Force has pushed back to Friday the launch of a Lockheed Martin-built missile warning satellite due to range and technical issues, Space News reported Thursday. The Space-Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Flight 3 satellite was scheduled to take off Thursday from Cape Canaveral in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance-made Atlas V rocket but was delayed due […] More

  • Air Force to Launch Lockheed-Built SBIRS GEO Flight 3 Satellite Thursday - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Air Force to Launch Lockheed-Built SBIRS GEO Flight 3 Satellite Thursday

    The U.S. Air Force is scheduled to launch a Lockheed Martin-built missile warning satellite Thursday onboard a United Launch Alliance-made Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Space-Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Flight 3 satellite will work to perform surveillance operations in support of missile warning and defense, battlespace awareness and technical intelligence missions, Lockheed said Tuesday. The […] More

  • Lockheed Seals 3rd Air Force Missile Warning Satellite Ahead of Launch - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Seals 3rd Air Force Missile Warning Satellite Ahead of Launch

    Lockheed Martin has enclosed a missile warning satellite the company built for the U.S. Air Force in a protective launch vehicle fairing in preparation for a scheduled Jan. 19 launch. The third Space-Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite went through encapsulation at Cape Canaveral, Florida, where it will be deployed aboard a United Launch Alliance-made Atlas V rocket, Lockheed said Tuesday. […] More

  • ULA Sets Jan. 19 Launch Date for Air Force's 3rd SBIRS GEO Satellite - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ULA Sets Jan. 19 Launch Date for Air Force’s 3rd SBIRS GEO Satellite

    United Launch Alliance aims to launch a missile warning satellite for the U.S. Air Force in Cape Canaveral, Florida with the company’s Atlas V rocket on Jan. 19, 2017. ULA said the Lockheed Martin-built Space-Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Flight 3 satellite will work to provide global infrared surveillance support to missile warning, missile defense, technical intelligence and battlespace awareness efforts. Lockheed delivered SBIRS […] More

  • Airbus Delivers Germany's First A400M Airlifter Designed for Tactical Missions; Kurt Rossner Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Airbus Delivers Germany’s First A400M Airlifter Designed for Tactical Missions; Kurt Rossner Comments

    Airbus‘ defense and space business has delivered an A400M tactical mission-qualified military transport aircraft to Germany’s air force. The company said Monday the aircraft represents the first in Germany’s A400M fleet that was built to support transport operations in areas with military threats and designed with  self-defense systems as well as air-drop cargo load and paratrooping features. “In addition to having twice the […] More

  • Lockheed Taps Microsemi to Produce Master Reference Oscillator for Air Force Infrared Satellites - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Taps Microsemi to Produce Master Reference Oscillator for Air Force Infrared Satellites

    Lockheed Martin has chosen Microsemi to supply master reference oscillators for integration into the next two Space Based Infrared System satellites for the U.S. Air Force. Microsemi said Wednesday it will start to deliver production models of the company’s master reference oscillators that include discrete devices and radiation-tolerant field programmable gate arrays to Lockheed, the SBIRS’ prime contractor, in late 2016. SBIRS is […] More

  • Air Force Block 10 SBIRS Ground System Enters Integrated Test and Evaluation Phase - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Air Force Block 10 SBIRS Ground System Enters Integrated Test and Evaluation Phase

    A ground system for U.S. Air Force Space Command’s Space and Missile Systems Center and 460th Space Wing will enter the operational utility evaluation phase upon the completion of integrated test and evaluation work. The Air Force said Friday the Space-Based Infrared Systems Block 10 ground system will consolidate operational command and control of defense support program satellites, SBIRS Geosynchronous Earth […] More

  • Lockheed to Share Space-Based IR Data For Remote Sensing Applications - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed to Share Space-Based IR Data For Remote Sensing Applications

    Lockheed Martin plans to open access to data from the company-built Space Based Infrared System in efforts to foster the development of remote sensing tools for military and civilian applications. The company said Wednesday the infrared data will be made available to government, commercial and academic organizations through the U.S. Air Force‘s data utilization laboratory in Boulder, Colorado. “By giving […] More

  • SES GS to Provide Network Comms Services to Support Missile Defense Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SES GS to Provide Network Comms Services to Support Missile Defense Mission

    SES Government Solutions has secured the potential five-year, $10 million Thule Tracking Station Digital Signal 3 service contract for continued communications services to the U.S. government. SES GS said Wednesday the contract works to support missile defense missions and the Air Force Space Command, U.S. Strategic Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command. The deal calls for a dedicated communications line between Thule Air […] More

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