Boeing awarded contract to support GPS Block IIF operations

January 3, 2022  - By
Artist's rendering of GPS IIF satellite. (Image: U.S. Air Force )

Artist’s rendering of GPS IIF satellite. (Image: U.S. Air Force )

Boeing has secured a 10-year, $329.3 million contract to help the U.S. Space Force engineer operational GPS Block IIF satellites, the Department of Defense announced Dec. 20.

The company will perform engineering work to support on-orbit operations of the Block IIF satellites, which were manufactured by Boeing.

Space Systems Command issued the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to address GPS IIF mission requirements across the military and expects work to conclude by Dec. 20, 2031.

The U.S. Air Force deployed the first Boeing-built IIF satellite in May 2010 and launched the 12th and final satellite in February 2016.

About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.