October 24, 2016 – Lockheed Martin Space Systems of Sunnyvale, California has received a $92,800,000 modification to a previously awarded contract for work on the Mobile User Objective System. The contract is for engineering services, interim logistics services, spares and associated material.
MUOS is a military communications system consisting of five satellites, four ground stations across the globe, a network management system and an integrated Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) waveform. The system supports a worldwide, multi-service population of users.
Work will be performed in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Sunnyvale, California, and is expected to be completed by November 2018.
The Navy’s Program Executive Office for Space Systems, located at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command in San Diego, is responsible for the MUOS program. The Navy will incrementally finance the modification with its procurement, operations, maintenance, research, development, test and evaluation funds.
Lockheed Martin assembled and tested all five of the MUOS satellites at its Sunnyvale, California, facility.