The contract calls for continued support of three generations of satellite communications.
The low-power, low-cost Optical Orbital Debris Spotter will allow for greater monitoring of the space debris threatening critical satellite infrastructure.
The service is boosting pay and retention bonuses, training more pilots and reducing the number of missions.
Northrop Grumman will maintain and modernize the long-range ISR aircraft over the next five years.
The Space and Missile Defense Command is testing small satellites that could deliver over-the-horizon voice, data and imagery.
The Space and Missile Command has amended a research agreement streamlining EELV certification.
Offshoots from the DARPA/ONR Tern program could speed up launch and recovery, and boots ships' ISR and communications range.
GPS III is maneuverable, more resistant to jamming and can be upgraded.