Lockheed wins $100 million GPS contract

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Lockheed Martin has won a $100 million contract to support the global positioning system at the Air Force Space Command Space and Missile Center at Schriever Air Force Base.

Lockheed Martin has been supporting the GPS for more than 30 years, and its latest contract runs through 2019.

The GPS mission ensures precise position, navigation and timing signals are available for worldwide users.

The system has to be up and running all the time for a variety of users, not just military considerations.

Lockheed Martin will provide sustainment for the GPS control segment, which allows Air Force Space Command 2nd Space Operations Squadron 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 small businesses Arctic Slope Research Corporation, ISYS Technologies, Overlook Systems Technologies and Tigua Technology Services who will perform hardware engineering, software test, technical order management and systems administration functions. Also on the team is the Ogden Air Logistics Center, who will provide Depot level software maintenance and test support.