Ball Aerospace & TechnologiesÂ has won a potential $13.3 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to design, develop and deliver a testbed for Hallmark software and hardware platforms.
The Defense Department said Friday that Ball Aerospace’s systems engineering solutions unit will buildÂ a testbed architecture that the military branch can apply to space command-and-control tasks, implement a data repository andÂ provide specifications for data format and application programming interfaces.
Work will occur inÂ Fairborn, Ohio, and in Chantilly, Virginia, throughÂ Jan. 4, 2021.
The Air Force received 12 offers for the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract via a competitive procurement and obligated $2.5 million in fiscal 2016 and 2017 research, development, test and evaluation funds at the time of award.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency introduced the Hallmark Software Testbed project in June 2016 with the goal to createÂ an enterprise software architecture to assess tools designed to integrateÂ architecture to space-domain technologies.