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LinQuest to Provide Operations Support to US Space Command


LinQuest to Provide Operations Support to US Space Command

LinQuest has been awarded a $31.68 million sole-source contract to support U.S. Space Command operations through April 2022.

USSPACECOM is a Department of Defense unified combatant command responsible for military operations in outer space, including the employment of space forces provided by the military services.

The contract calls for analyses, assessments and solutions that can help USSPACECOM conduct its operational activities across all directorates, LinQuest said Wednesday.

The company added that it will provide support for joint activities to help the head of the combatant command accomplish the DOD’s joint warfighting mission for space.

LinQuest is a space systems technology company that specializes in command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; information; and cyber systems.

The company said it offers solutions in integration, engineering, testing, operations and sustainment of critical space capabilities and programs.

Tim Dills, president and CEO of LinQuest, said the company has 30 years of experience architecting, acquiring and operating space systems in support of the government’s national security effort.

“This contract will sustain the continuity of those efforts with the world’s preeminent organization in employing space capabilities for national defense, USSPACECOM,” Dills added.

USSPACECOM was reestablished in August 2019 with a renewed focus on space as a warfighting domain. The command was resurrected in an environment with a booming commercial space sector.

Gen. James Dickinson, commander of USSPACECOM, has raised concerns about the growing number of orbital satellites that he claimed could pose safety problems in the space domain.

According to the general, the proliferation of commercial satellites by companies such as SpaceX, Planet and Spire could also complicate access to the domain, SpaceNews reported.

Category: Space