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Lockheed Martin Receives GPS Control Sustainment Contract

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January 15, 2013
Inside GNSS, January/February 2013

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The U.S. Air Force Space Command has awarded Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions–Defense a $100 million contract to upport the GPS ground control segment. The contract's period of performance is from January 2013 through June 2019.

The GPS ground infrastructure enables Air Force Space Command 2nd Space Operations Squadron, based at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, to perform on-orbit operational control of the GPS satellite constellation. Under the new contract, Lockheed Martin will provide organizational and depot sustainment support, which includes support for command and control ground systems, systems engineering, hardware and communications engineering, space vehicle and ground equipment simulation, software testing and hardware maintenance.

Lockheed Martin's team includes Arctic Slope Research Corporation (ASRC), ISYS Technologies, Overlook Systems Technologies, and Tigua Technology Services, which will perform hardware engineering, software test, technical order management, and systems administration functions. Also on the team is the Ogden Air Logistics Center, which will provide depot-level software maintenance and test support.

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