TMOS Completes System Design Review, Lockheed Announces
The TSAT Mission Operations System (TMOS) led by Lockheed Martin Corp. [LMT] completed its system design review for the Air Force, Lockheed announced.
Lasting two days, that concluded the system review of TMOS architecture and requirements allocation for the TMOS component of the Global Information Grid.
This paves the way for the next critical phase of the TSAT program: the space segment final competition and award.
The space segment request for proposal (RFP) is scheduled for release in the near future. A decision on the winning contractor team for the space segment is expected later this year.
TSAT is a joint Department of Defense communications system acquired by the Air Force through the Space and Missile Systems Center, located at Los Angeles Air Force Base. TSAT will serve as the cornerstone for the future military satellite communications architecture.
Under a $2 billion TMOS contract awarded in January last year, Lockheed Martin is responsible for the TSAT network architecture and TMOS design, integration and testing in support of TSAT satellites, globally distributed terminals and tactical/GiG network interconnections.
TMOS will enable TSAT interfaces to the Global Information Grid to improve warfighter communications around the world. TMOS will also enable improved situational awareness by providing a greater degree of information sharing from intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets to warfighters on the network.