LinQuest Corp. will provide engineering support across the full range of military satellite communications activities at U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center in Los Angeles through June 2019 under a contract valued at $121 million, the company announced Sept. 4.

The Military Satellite Communications Analysis, Systems Integration and Engineering Services (MASIES) contract will employ more than 100 engineers supporting the design, development, acquisition, launch, and sustainment of Air Force communications satellites and associated ground terminals and networks, said Joseph Dodd, LinQuest vice presdent of enterprise initiatives. The contract, one of the biggest of its type at SMC, is an extension of existing work performed by LinQuest but expanded to include activities like trade studies between military and commercial satellite services, he said.

Los Angeles-based LinQuest, which has about 500 employees, said its partners on the MASIES contract are: AT&T Government Solutions; Celeris Systems; ExoAnalytic Solutions; Millennium Engineering and Integration Co.; NextLevel Performance Solutions; SAIC; Scitor Corp.; SGT and TASC. 

“MASIES represents the opportunity to enhance enterprise and program systems engineering processes and consolidate existing capabilities for improved integration and efficiency across SMC’s Milsatcom Systems Directorate,” Scott Stowe, vice president and general manager of LinQuest’s Space Systems Engineering and Integration division, said in a prepared statement.