The agreement could help streamline the evaluation process; the Space and Missile Systems Center expects to sign similar agreements with SpaceX and Orbital-ATK.
The companies will provide systems engineering, software support and other services for GCCS-M, which gives commanders an integrated, multilayered common operating picture.
Northrop is to produce three low-rate initial production systems for the high-altitude surveillance drones, ticketed for persistent surveillance missions in the Pacific.
A new assessment highlights the potential for an instability crisis in space as the United States and China vie for the high ground.
The service gives Lockheed Martin a $395 million contract modification for work on the ninth and tenth of the 32-satellite constellation.
Under the ReImagine program, researchers seek to develop a programmable array of pixels that can use machine learning to react to what they’re seeing, as a way to improve situational awareness.
The research agency awards Lockheed a contract to continue work on bringing a command-and-control view to the squad level.
The Aerial Dragnet program calls for identifying and tracking UAS flying below 1,000 feet in urban areas where line-of-sight is not available.