Lockheed Martin-Led Team Submits Proposal For MILSATCOM Space Segment
A team led by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and Northrop Grumman [NYSE: NOC] has submitted a proposal for the risk reduction and system definition (RR&SD) effort of the Department of Defense‘s Transformational Communications MILSATCOM Space Segment. The program represents the next step toward transitioning DOD wideband and protected communications satellite architecture into a single network comprised of multiple satellite, ground, and user segment components.
The RR&SD contract is scheduled to be awarded to two industry teams by the MILSATCOM Joint Program Office, Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, at Los Angeles AFB, Calif., in December 2003. The system will network mobile warfighters, sensors, weapons, communications command and control nodes whether located on UAVs, piloted aircraft, on the ground, in the air, at sea or in space.
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