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Space-based missile-warning system successfully tested by Lockheed Martin and U.S. Space Force - News

November 23, 2021

BETHESDA, Md. Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Space Force report that they have conducted the system-level critical design review (CDR) for the Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (NGG) Block 0 space program, one more important step toward launching the first NGG satellite in 2025.

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Ground-based communications jammer contract for U.S. Space Force awarded to L3Harris Technologies - News

October 29, 2021

LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE--SPACE SYSTEMS COMMAND. The U.S. Space Systems Command, the U.S. Space Force acquisitions and development field command, has awarded L3Harris Technologies a contract worth $120.7 million to upgrade a ground-based communications jammer used to block adversaries’ satellite transmissions.

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Sensor payload for next-gen missile-defense satellites completes design review - News

August 06, 2021

FALLS CHURCH, Va. and BOULDER, Colo. A new sensor payload developed by Northrop Grumman and Ball Aerospace that is intended to equip satellites that detect missile launches has passed a critical design review.

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Pegasus XL rocket launches Space Force payload into orbit - News

June 14, 2021

FALLS CHURCH, Va. Northrop Grumman Corporation announced it has launched the Tactically Responsive Launch-2 (TacRL-2) payload into orbit for the U.S. Space Force (USSF), using the company’s Pegasus XL rocket. TacRL-2 was launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base.

Comms

Military GPS testing to go forward as U.S. Space Force lends allies M-Code receivers - News

March 31, 2021

WASHINGTON. The U.S. Space Force (USSF) is loaning allied and partner nations the use of M-Code precise positioning service receiver cards for use in military GPS capability testing as part of a three-year multinational initiative established by USSF's Space and Missile Systems Center.

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Military GPS contract worth $247 million reported by BAE Systems - News

February 17, 2021

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. BAE Systems' military GPS business unit has begun work on a $247 million contract from the U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center to design and manufacture an advanced military GPS receiver and next-generation semiconductor. 

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Hardware win for Abaco Systems to support Space Force tactical satellite communication program - News

January 13, 2021

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. Abaco Systems has won an initial award of $900,000 for a design -- with a lifetime potential win of several million dollars -- for a ground control interface that will support the U.S. Space Force's Protected Tactical Satellite (PTS) Communication Program.