Lockheed Martin wins $735.5M satellite sustainment contract

Lockheed Martin has won a $735.5 million contract to provide the Air Force with satellite sustainment.

Under the contract, Lockheed will sustain three satellite communications networks:

Advanced Extremely High Frequency system, which provides improved global, survivable, protected communications capabilities for strategic command and tactical warfighters operating on ground, sea and air platforms.

Milstar, which provides secure and jam-resistant worldwide communications to meet requirements of the armed forces.

Defense Satellite Communications System III, which provides the United States with military communications to support globally distributed military users.

Work will be performed in Sunnyvale, Calif., and at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.,and Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., and is expected to be completed Nov. 30, 2015.

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