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GPS Infrastructure | Lockheed Martin | Satellites & Sensors | Support Functions - Other | USA

$23.6M to Support Launch & Operations of New Navstar Block IIR GPS Satellites

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Navstar GPS Block IIR(click to view full) The Headquarters Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, CA awarded Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space Corp. in King of Prussia, PA a $23.6 million cost-plus award-fee, fixed-price with economic price adjustment, fixed-price incentive firm, cost plus fixed fee, firm fixed price, cost plus incentive fee, cost contract (no fee) contract modification [Ed: “and a partridge in a pear tree…”]. It exercises options for calendar year 2006 entitled, “Launch Operations Support and On-Orbit Operations Support for the Navstar Global Positioning System Block IIR Program.” Work will be complete December 2006 (F04701-89-C-0073/ P00341). Lockheed’s GPS Satellite team is gearing up for the launch of the second modernized IIR satellite, which is scheduled for liftoff in “early 2006” from Cape Canaveral. Note that the designation “Block IIR” stands for “replacement”; DID’s updated August 2005 article “The GPS Constellation: Now and Future” explains the GPS constellation and its planned upgrades in greater depth.

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