Space Force awards Lockheed $258M for Evolved Strategic SATCOM prototype

By Courtney Albon / November 12, 2020 at 10:40 AM
The Space Force this week awarded Lockheed Martin a $258 million contract to develop a competing satellite payload prototype for the Evolved Strategic Satellite Communications program. The contract follows awards to Boeing and Northrop Grumman, each for $298 million. The three companies are each designing competing payload prototypes to support rapid development of an ESS satellite. ESS is the follow-on to the Advanced Extremely High Frequency program and is expected to improve anti-jam and strategic communications capabilities while also being...

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