It’s Official: Lockheed Martin Team Wins MUOS Contract
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company of Sunnyvale, Calif., won a $2.1 billion cost-plus-incentive-fee contract from the U.S. Navy for the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS), a next-generation narrowband military satellite communications system that will replace the operational UHF follow-on system. Rival Raytheon [RTN] was left behind.
The seven-year contract includes options that, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $3.2 billion.
MUOS consists of a multi-beam geostationary constellation with an on-orbit spare, the ground system supporting the satellite and network control, and a common air- interface waveform. When combined with the user terminals and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) teleport, MUOS will provide the DoD and its personnel with narrowband (64 kilobits per second and slower) beyond-line-of-sight communication services.