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Lockheed awarded $200 million USAF contract to further GPS program

Lockheed awarded $200 million USAF contract to further GPS program

Lockheed Martin Space Systems, which has a large presence in Colorado Springs, has been awarded more than $200 million in contract options for the U.S. Air Force’s GPS satellite program. The defense contractor announced in a news release Monday that the contracts are for the completion of its fifth and sixth generation Global Positioning Systems… Continue Reading Lockheed awarded $200 million USAF contract to further GPS program

Modern military needs new strategy

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Modern military needs new strategy

“The Vietnam War broke the Army,” wrote Lt. Gen. Charles Cleveland in a recent issue of Army Magazine, “and there was growing concern that the American military would be quickly overwhelmed by the numerically superior forces of the Soviet Union in the event of a major conventional war.” This concern, Cleveland continued, led commanders to… Continue Reading Modern military needs new strategy

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Lockheed Martin delivers antennas for next-generation GPS satellites

Lockheed Martin is preparing to install the navigation, communication and hosted payload antenna assemblies for the first satellite for the next-generation Global Positioning System. Lockheed Martin is currently under contract for production of the first four GPS III satellites, and has received advanced procurement funding for long-lead components for four additional satellites. The GPS III… Continue Reading Lockheed Martin delivers antennas for next-generation GPS satellites

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Colorado Springs should prepare for a round of base realignment and closure by 2015, said Brian Binn, president of military affairs for the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC. The Department of Defense suggested two rounds of BRAC, one to start next year. But that isn’t likely. However, Binn said a round suggested for 2015… Continue Reading Chamber report: Springs’ military adds $5.93 billion to economy

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The 50th Space Wing at Schriever Air Force Base is getting a new commander. Col. James P. Ross will assume command of the wing from Col. Wayne Monteith in a ceremony on Friday. The 50th Space Wing is responsible for operating and supporting more than 170 Defense Department satellites. Ross was previously vice commander of… Continue Reading Schriever air base space wing gets new commander

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Boeing has received the first on-orbit signals from the second of 12 Global Position System satellites that it is building for the U.S. Air Force. The GPS satellites are monitored from Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado Springs. The satellite launched Saturday on a United Launch Alliance Delta IV from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.… Continue Reading Boeing launches next gen satellite for Schriever

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Harris Corp. received the third-year option of its network and space operations and maintenance program by the U.S. Air Force, valued at $64 million. Under this option, Harris will continue to provide operations and maintenance to the 50th Space Wing’s Air Force Satellite Control Network based at Schriever Air Force Base. The initial contract for… Continue Reading Harris received third option on $416 million AF contract

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Wyle expanding into Space Command

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Wyle Information Systems will expand its operational support to the U.S. Air Force Space Command here in Colorado Springs. The company has in the past provided technical services and space operational support at the Space Innovation and Development Center at Schriever Air Force Base As one of four contract awardees, Wyle will work on the… Continue Reading Wyle expanding into Space Command

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Raytheon awarded $886 million Air Force contract

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Raytheon was selected by the U.S. Air Force for an initial $886 million contract to develop a new element of the Global Positioning System to improve the system’s accuracy. The contract covers command and control of the GPS system, said Keith Little, spokesman for Raytheon. “About 100 people will be working on the project –… Continue Reading Raytheon awarded $886 million Air Force contract

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Historic ‘homecoming’ at Schriever

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Home sweet home will now be a matter of blocks, rather than miles, for the Schriever Air Force Base community. A ribbon cutting ceremony today celebrated the completion of the first eight of 242 new homes planned for the base. Schriever Air Force Base opened during 1985 in east El Paso County as Falcon Air… Continue Reading Historic ‘homecoming’ at Schriever

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