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  • Engility, Harris Execs Say USAF Makes Strides in Space Tech Acquisition Process - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Engility, Harris Execs Say USAF Makes Strides in Space Tech Acquisition Process

    Some industry executives said they believe the U.S. Air Force has initiated measures to expedite the process of awarding space-related contracts in an effort to immediately address gaps, Defense One reported Tuesday. “What I“™ve seen in the last year is it“™s moved from rhetoric to reality and it“™s really impacting this industry,“ Bill Gattle, president of […] More

  • Rockwell Collins Gets Additional USAF GPS Receiver Order - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Rockwell Collins Gets Additional USAF GPS Receiver Order

    Rockwell Collins will provide additional global positioning system receivers to the U.S. Air Force‘s Space and Missile Systems Center under a follow-on order. The latest order is for 300 Military-Code GPS receivers and follows the company’s delivery of 700 receivers to USAF SMC as part of the GPS User Equipment program, Rockwell Collins said Thursday. Troy Brunk, vice president and […] More

  • MEI Wins Air Force Launch System Certification Support Order - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    MEI Wins Air Force Launch System Certification Support Order

    Millennium Engineering and Integration has won a one-year, $9.9 million task order to support the U.S. Air Force‘s certification process for two proposed launch vehicles. MEI will provide systems engineering and integration services as the government evaluates United Launch Alliance‘s Vulcan rocket and Orbital ATK‘s Next Generation Launcher system, the Defense Department said Thursday. Work under the order will occur through […] More

  • Lockheed to Implement Air Force GPS Control Segment Upgrade's 3rd Phase - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed to Implement Air Force GPS Control Segment Upgrade’s 3rd Phase

    Lockheed Martin has received a potential $10.8 million modification under a U.S. Air Force contract to provide hardware necessary to implement the third phase of the service branch’s GPS control segment upgrades. The company will also engineer, install and test resources under phase 3 of the Combined Hardware and Software Commercial-Off-The Shelf Upgrade and Ground Antenna/Air Force Satellite Control […] More

  • Air Force to Hold Industry Conference on Missile Warning Satellite Upgrade Project - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Air Force to Hold Industry Conference on Missile Warning Satellite Upgrade Project

    The U.S. Air Force will meet with potential vendors to discuss its plans to update ground-based software of the U.S. military’s missile warning satellites, SpaceNews reported Monday. A space enterprise consortium managed by the Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center is scheduled to host a conference this week in El Segundo, California, to provide information on the Future […] More

  • Orbital ATK-Air Force Agreement Sets Data Exchange Plan for Next Generation Launch System - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Orbital ATK-Air Force Agreement Sets Data Exchange Plan for Next Generation Launch System

    Orbital ATK and the U.S. Air Force have signed a cooperative research and development agreement that seeks to facilitate certification of a rocket system for USAF’s Space and Missile Systems Center. The CRADA establishes a data exchange plan and framework required to certify Orbital ATK’s Next Generation Launch system for use in national security space missions, the company said […] More

  • Kratos to Produce, Sustain Air Force Satcom C2 System - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Kratos to Produce, Sustain Air Force Satcom C2 System

    A division of Kratos Defense and Security Solutions has received a $13.9 million contract modification to help the U.S. Air Force produce and sustain a command and control system military satellite communications satellites. The Defense Department said Friday the service branch exercised an option under a previously awarded contract for Kratos’ technology and training solutions business to […] More

  • Air Force Expects Multiple Firms to Pursue GPS 3 Satellite Production Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Air Force Expects Multiple Firms to Pursue GPS 3 Satellite Production Contract

    U.S. Air Force leaders predict that multiple companies will compete for work to build approximately 22 GPS 3 satellites for the service branch, Space News reported Thursday. Air Force Lt. Gen. John Thompson, commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center, hinted Boeing and Northrop Grumman as among potential contractors that could respond to a request for […] More

  • Northrop to Help Air Force Test North Pole EHF Satcom System - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop to Help Air Force Test North Pole EHF Satcom System

    Northrop Grumman has received a $22.6 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to provide testing support for a system designed to manage strategic and tactical satellites communications in the North Polar region. The Defense Department said Friday Northrop’s information systems unit will help the military branch test the Enhanced Polar System Control and Planning Segment ahead of […] More

  • Orbital ATK-Built Minotaur Rocket Sends Air Force ORS-5 Satellite to Low-Earth Orbit - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Orbital ATK-Built Minotaur Rocket Sends Air Force ORS-5 Satellite to Low-Earth Orbit

    The U.S. Air Force“™s Operationally Responsive Space-5 satellite took off Saturday aboard the Orbital ATK-built Minotaur IV rocket that launched at 2:04 a.m. Eastern time from a launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The ORS-5 satellite that launched into low-Earth orbit is designed to provide space-based situational awareness data to the U.S. Strategic Command through […] More

  • Lockheed to Develop Military Code Software for GPS Satellites - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed to Develop Military Code Software for GPS Satellites

    Lockheed Martin has received a $45.5 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to provide military-code early use software for current and future global positioning system satellites. The Defense Department said Wednesday the company’s space systems business will develop the software for the service branch to task, monitor and signal M-code programs in space. DoD noted the […] More

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