Space Force awards GPS IIF on-orbit support contract

By Courtney Albon / December 21, 2021 at 10:27 AM

The Space Force on Monday awarded Boeing a $329 million, 10-year contract for GPS IIF sustainment.

The sole-source contract provides on-orbit services to include operational and technical support, software maintenance, anomaly resolution and planning for future integration with the Next-Generation Operational Control System, GPS OCX.

Today, there are 12 operational GPS IIF satellites on orbit, all of which were launched between 2010 and 2016 and were designed for a 12-year lifespan. As Boeing and the Space Force maintain the IIF constellation, the service is working with Lockheed Martin to develop and field GPS III and IIIF satellites, with the first GPS III launching in 2018.