$12.1M to Support SBIRS Space Sensors
Lockheed Martin Corp. in Sunnyvale, CA received a $12.1 million cost-plus award-fee contract modification to the existing Space Base Infrared System (SBIRS) High engineering, manufacturing and development contract. SBIRS is especially helpful in tracking the heat “plume” from ballistic missile launches, and integrates with the Defense Support Program (DSP) to provide integrated warning systems. This modification provides operational and maintenance support for the Space Based Infrared Systems Increment 1 system that is not currently included in the existing contract. The locations of performance are Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems and Solutions in Boulder, CO and Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. in Boulder, CO. This work will be complete by June 2010. The Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, CA issued this contract (F04701-95-C-0017, P00309).
In related news, Lockheed Martin’s $9.6 billion SBIRS High Component program is now over budget for the third time since 2002, triggering a formal notification to Congress this month because the costs of its third through fifth satellites could jump as much as 25% in FY 2006.