Lockheed Wins $100M Contract to Sustain Ground Station for Global Positioning System
Continuing a legacy of more than 30 years supporting the Global Positioning System, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been awarded a contract to sustain the ground control segment for the GPS satellite constellation. The U.S. Air Force Space Command Space and Missile Center awarded Lockheed Martin a $100 million contract to support the GPS ground control segment. The contract's period of performance is from January 2013 through June 2019.
The GPS mission is crucial to sustaining the nation's space superiority, and ensuring that precise position, navigation, and timing signals are available for worldwide users across numerous domains. The demands for near 100 percent system availability, as well as the fiscal constraints being placed on the GPS program are critical factors in sustaining the GPS control station.
To help the GPS program achieve its complex mission, Lockheed Martin will provide sustainment for the GPS control segment, which enables Air Force Space Command 2^nd 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.
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