United Launch Services has won more than $208 million contract from the US Air Force to provide production services for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV).
“United Launch Services LLC, Centennial, Colorado, has been awarded a $208,140,481 modification (P00163) to previously awarded contract FA8811-13-C-0003 for launch vehicle production services,” the US Department of Defense said in a press release Friday.
Work is expected to be complete by Sept. 30, 2019.
The company will provide the launch vehicle configuration of an Atlas V 551, an additional solid rocket booster for an Atlas V 551 and transportation, the release added.
The EELV is a funded USAF launch system program that provides space launch services for national security space (NSS) payloads. These launch systems are the primary methods for launching U.S. military satellites. The USAF intends to employ the EELV family of launch vehicles until at least 2030.
United Launch Services has been awarded an $860 million contract for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle launch capability for the Delta IV and Atlas V families of launch vehicles. Contractor will provide launch capability options, including launch capability, mission integration, base and range support, maintenance commodities, Delta depreciation, and Atlas depreciation, US department of defense said in a statement last Saturday
Selex ES has successfully carried out multiple end-to-end tests of its BriteCloud Expendable Active Decoy (EAD) technology. The tests proved the new technologys capability under live conditions and will clear the way for Selex ES to begin production of the decoys
Greg Combet, Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Procurement, today announced that Defence has agreed to enter into a long-term agreement with Chemring Australia Pty Ltd for the in-country manufacture of pyrotechnics and air-expendable stores such as flares and chaff, deployed from military aircraft.>> Through the long-term contract arrangement, valued at approximately $160 million over 10 years, Chemring will invest approximately $18 million in plant and equipment at its facility in Lara, Victoria, to deliver leading edge technology tailored to meet the stringent requirements of Defence, Mr Combet said
The United States Department of Defence (DoD) has awarded three contracts together worth over $2.2 Billion for the development of a launch system prototype for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program
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