Lockheed Martin

February 03, 2024

Space Systems Command Selects Lockheed Martin for Early Design of Next Two Mobile User Objective System SatellitesAward initiates first phase of Service Life Extension for the narrowband military satellite communications systemThe fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite is seen in Lockheed Martin’s Sunnyvale, California, satellite manufacturing facility prior to launch. Littleton, Colo., Feb. 2, 2024 – The U.S. Space Force’s Space Systems Command recently awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] a firm-fixed-price contract valued at $66 million for risk reduction activities and early design work in support of the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) Service Life Extension (SLE) program. “Lockheed Martin revolutionized military communications for mobile forces by developing MUOS, which provides simultaneous, crystal-clear voice, video and mission data that extends connections beyond line-of-sight around the world,” said Joe Rickers, Lockheed Martin Space’s vice president for Connectivty, Transport and Access missions. MUOS SLE Phase 2 is a separate competition for final design, production, spacecraft testing and delivery to the U.S. Space Force for launch by 2030. About Lockheed MartinHeadquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin Corporation is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 122,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

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