An artist rendering of a U.S. Navy Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite in space. Photo: Lockheed Martin

The Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin [LMT] a $112.7 million cost-plus-award-fee, firm-fixed-price, Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract for Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) space segment sustainment, the service said on March 25.

MUOS is a narrowband military satellite communications system comprising five geosynchronous satellites and four geographically dispersed relay ground stations that provide net-centric communications capabilities while supporting legacy terminals. In October 2019, the MOUS was deemed ready for full operational use. General Dynamics [GD] is the ground segment provider.

Work will primarily be performed in Littleton, Colo., and Sunnyvale, Calif., and is expected to be complete by March 2030. The Naval Information Warfare Systems Command in San Diego is the contracting activity.

This article was originally published in our sister publication Via Satellite.