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Lockheed Martin Submits Bid For USAF Space Situational Awareness Program

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by Staff Writers
Denver CO (SPX) May 14, 2008
Lockheed Martin has announced that it has submitted its proposal to the U.S. Air Force for the Self-Awareness Space Situational Awareness (SASSA) program. Under a $30-million contract scheduled to be awarded in late 2008, SASSA will consist of a technology demonstration payload that will provide tactical space situational awareness.

SASSA is being developed to demonstrate the ability to build a standardized threat warning system and communicate relevant information to operators on the ground.

The bid was submitted on May 1 to the Space Superiority Systems Wing of the Air Force's Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif. and leverages the company's strength and experience in developing advanced space-based sensors and technologies for the U.S. military and civil government customers.

"Space situational awareness is a top priority for our customer and Lockheed Martin is proud to support this important initiative," said Phil Bowen, director of Surveillance and Intelligence Systems at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. "We have offered a solid technological solution and are well-equipped to help the Air Force achieve successfully achieve their SASSA objectives."

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