US Air Force Exercises Options on SMC Space Systems Contracts
The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) awarded Colorado Springs-based CACI NSS a $63,267,131 fixed-price-incentive firm-target modification contract to upgrade, maintain, and support its consolidated Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN). This is the second option that the U.S. Department of Defense has exercised with CACI as part of a larger $165,067,247 contract vehicle being managed by U.S. Air Force SMC.
This contract provides for continued operations and maintenance at AFSCN mission locations, AFSCN factory compatibility testing and phase-in sustainment activities for same systems. CACI will perform this work at tracking stations in Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory; U.S. Territory of Guam; Ka’ena Point, Hawaii; New Boston Air Force Station, New Hampshire; Thule AFB, Greenland; Vandenberg AFB, California; Bordon and Hants, United Kingdom; and Eastern Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. CACI expects to complete this project by May 21, 2024.
Separately, the U.S. Air Force also awarded a $13,965,639 contract to Boeing for modifications and anti-jamming enhancements for the Wideband Global Satellite (WGS) communication system. The Air Force said the project would increase the resilience of the WGS system. Work will be performed in El Segundo, California; and Colorado Springs, Colorado, and is expected to be completed by Feb. 28, 2021.