Science Applications International Corp. has been chosen to deliver the Battle Management Command, Control and Communications Application Factory for the Space Development Agency’s constellation of low-Earth orbit satellites, called the Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture.
The award is valued at $64 million.
“The BMC3 component of the PWSA is transformational for the Department of Defense and the country,” said Michael LaRouche, president of SAIC’s National Security and Space Sector.
“The Space Development Agency is entrusting SAIC to deliver an innovative approach that weaves together command and control, secure cloud and space systems integration for critical warfighter needs.”
The BMC3 Application Factory is a cloud-based, DevSecOps solution that will provide software to a constellation of hundreds of low-Earth orbit satellites. Its software applications will deliver automated space-based battle management through command and control, mission processing and dissemination of data.
Ultimately, the BMC3 Application Factory will help the Space Force adapt to evolving threats.
Under the award, SAIC will integrate command and control, software, cyber, cloud and engineering solutions, support the PWSA, which provides data communications and accelerates decision-making. This work will ensure SDA’s on-orbit assets can quickly adapt to evolving near-peer threats and warfighter needs.
SAIC will also develop a secure interoperable middleware layer that will allow BMC3 mission applications to operate on various satellite providers’ hardware.