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.