The US Air Force has declared Lockheed Martin-built GPS III satellite available for Launch.
The Air Force's "AFL" declaration is the final acceptance of Lockheed Martin's first GPS III Space Vehicle (GPS III SV01) prior to its expected 2018 launch. GPS III SV01 will bring new capabilities to US and allied military forces, and a new civil signal that will improve future connectivity worldwide for commercial and civilian users, Lockheed Martin said in a press statement Tuesday.
GPS III SV01 is the first space vehicle of an entirely new satellite design. GPS III is a next generation technology and capability leap over any of the 31 GPS Block II satellites that currently populate today's operational GPS constellation.
Significant work has already been completed on future requirements like an accuracy-improving Laser Retro-reflector Array and a Search and Rescue payload. With all major development risks behind them, the company is now in full production on ten GPS III satellites at its GPS III Processing Facility near Denver.
Lockheed Martin received $337 million in orders to supply Apache Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M‑TADS/PNVS) systems and services to the United States, United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The new M TADS/PNVS ID/IQ contract enables Lockheed Martin to respond rapidly to the emerging defense needs of its Apache customers, including requirements for new sensor systems and upgrades The awards are part of an initial task order under a new indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract signed with the U
he US Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) team a contract to build an additional LCS under the 2017 congressional cost cap of $584 million per ship. LCS 27 will be built at Fincantieri Marinette Marine, the Midwest's only naval shipyard, and is the 14th Freedom-variant LCS ordered by the US Navy to date
Lockheed Martin is being awarded a $9.4 million contract for the Low Power Laser Demonstrator (LPLD) that aims to fire a laser beam from a UAV
Australias new frigates would be armed with Lockheed Martins Aegis combat management system together with a Saab Australia-developed tactical interface. Canberra in May revealed plans to build nine frigates, 12 new submarines and 12 offshore patrol vessels worth an estimated 89 billion Australian dollars ($70 billion)
Germany is likely to receive a classified briefing about the Boeing Boeings F-15 and F/A-18E/F Jets in November as it seeks to replace its over 25 year old Tornado fighters. It received a similar briefing provided by U
Lockheed Martin Space Systems is being awarded $418,653,874 modification to a previously awarded un-priced letter contract for new procurement of Trident II (D5) missile production, D5 life extension production, and D5 deployed systems support. The maximum dollar value of the modification, including the base items and all option items if exercised, is $1,122,936,777
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Boeing has decided to not put up a proposal for the next production lot of up to 22 GPS 3 satellites for the US Air Force. “We have not put in a proposal for GPS 3,” said Rico Attanasio, Boeings director of Department of Defense and civil navigation and communications programs was quoted as saying by
The US Department of Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium (DOTC) has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract for the technology maturation of Lower Tier Air & Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS) prototypes. DOTC, commissioned by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, is a DoD initiative intended to facilitate collaboration between the government, industry and academia for technology development and prototyping
Lockheed Martin conducted another successful Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) modernization flight test recently at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. Launched from a Soldier-manned High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launcher, the ATACMS missile flew approximately 140 kilometers and demonstrated a proximity sensor height-of-burst detonation over the target area
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