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March 7th, 2019

The Fifth MUOS Satellite is Ordered by the U.S. Navy from Lockheed Martin Space Systems

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Sunnyvale, California, has been awarded a $92,839,119 modification to increase the total ceiling to the previously awarded Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) cost-plus-award fee contract (N00039-04-C-2009) for engineering services, interim logistics services, spares and associated material.

Artistic rendition of a MUOS satellite.

MUOS is a narrowband military satellite communication system that supports a worldwide, multi-service population of users, providing modern netcentric communications capabilities while supporting legacy terminals.

Work will be performed in Scottsdale, Arizona (90 percent); and Sunnyvale, California (10 percent), and is expected to be completed by October 2020.

Fiscal 2019/2020 weapons procurement (Navy); fiscal 2019/2020 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy); and fiscal 2019/2020 operations and maintenance (Navy) funding will be applied incrementally to the contract after award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity (N00039-04-C-2009).