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Space Force Taps 4 Companies to Develop Missile Warning Satellite C2 Prototypes

Space Force Taps 4 Companies to Develop Missile Warning Satellite C2 Prototypes
FORGE C2 prototype, awards

Four companies have secured other transaction authority agreements from Space Systems Command to develop ground-based command and control system prototypes to support missile warning satellites.

Ball Aerospace, Parsons, General Dynamics and Omni Federal each received a 16-month, $9.75 million Phase 1 contract for the Future Operationally Resilient Ground Evolution Command and Control prototype project, the National Security Technology Accelerator announced Wednesday.

The FORGE C2 program will lay the groundwork for a cyber-secure, open architecture C2 system to handle ground control, mission management, tracking, telemetry and commanding for space assets, including the Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared and Space-Based Infrared Systems.

The awards were made under the Space Enterprise Consortium OTA. 

Downselected prototypes will move to Phase 2 for development and testing supporting the launch of the Next-Gen OPIR polar satellites.

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Written by Naomi Cooper

is a full-time writer for ArchIntel, a division of Executive Mosaic, and a contributor for ExecutiveBiz. She covers emerging technologies, technology innovation, contract awards, partnerships and market expansion stories in the government contracting industry.

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