BAE Systems announced on Feb. 17 that it won a $247 million contract to design and manufacture advanced GPS receivers.
BAE Systems is developing miniature spectrometers to provide high-resolution weather data from a constellation of satellites in low Earth orbit.
Collins military GPS will be integrated into BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems sector.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration awarded eight contracts with a combined total of nearly $4.5 million to companies developing mission concepts, spacecraft and instruments for the agency’s future Earth observation constellation.
BAE Systems officials called the acquisitions “unique opportunities” to grow its military radio and GPS businesses.
BAE Systems originally won the contract for the Hallmark Tools, Capabilities, and Evaluation Methodology program in November 2017.
The mismatch between Australia’s military space and ground infrastructure is limiting the country’s ability to fully use its satellite telecommunications infrastructure, to the frustration of the Australian Defence Force (ADF).