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Ball Aerospace Awarded US DoD System Integrator Contract

By | August 27, 2020
The Pentagon, headquarters for the U.S. Department of Defense. Photo: DOD.

The Pentagon, headquarters for the U.S. Department of Defense. Photo: DOD.

Ball Aerospace, teamed with Booz Allen Hamilton, was awarded a contract by the U.S. Space Rapid Capabilities Office (SpRCO) to serve as the prime system integrator for the SpRCO Ground Command, Control and Communications (GC3) system. GC3 will integrate into and help enable the larger tactical command and control enterprise for the U.S. Space Force.

The program aims to deliver updated and enhanced satellite operations capabilities that enable continuous modernization by maximizing automation, flexibility, and commonality. The system will use Hexicon: a modular, open, and scalable software architecture that allows for rapid integration of new software.

“The GC3 System Integrator program provides a great foundation to work with SpRCO and other space resiliency mission partners to develop and deliver advanced capabilities to support the warfighter,” said Mark Healy, vice president and general manager, National Defense, Ball Aerospace. “This mission aligns directly with the 2020 Defense Space Strategy to enable the Department of Defense (DoD) to defend the space domain.”