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.