SMC Awards Combined Orbital Operations Logistics Sustainment contract

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The Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) recently awarded the Combined Orbital Operations Logistics Sustainment (COOLS) contract to Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company in Sunnyvale, California.

The contract is valued at more than $735 million and is a service contract for operations and sustainment of three disparate satellite constellations. SMC’s Military Satellite Communications Systems Directorate will manage the contract.

The COOLS contract will provide operations and sustainment support for the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF), Milstar Block I/II, and Defense Satellite Communications System III (DSCS III) constellations.

The preponderance of operations and sustainment work for this contract will be performed in four geographic locations: Sunnyvale and Redondo Beach, California; Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. The satellite constellations will provide secure nuclear command and control for the president of the United States, and communications for warfighters across the globe. The COOLS contract period of performance is scheduled to be complete on Nov. 30, 2019.

“The application of Better Buying Power principles garnered $425 million of savings over the total contract period by combining the sustainment of the three systems into one,” said Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves, the commander of SMC and Air Force program executive officer for space. “This is $425 million that can be used for other high priority Air Force missions.”

The Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center is located at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, and is the U.S. Air Force's center for acquiring and developing military space systems. Its portfolio includes GPS, military satellite communications, defense meteorological satellites, space launch and range systems, satellite control networks; space based infrared systems and space situational awareness capabilities.