General Dynamics Bags $731 Million Contract for US Military Comm Satellite System

Mission-critical technology expert, General Dynamics Mission Systems, has received a $731.8 million contract for the development of Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) ground system sustainment solutions. MUOS is a next-generation satellite communications (satcom) system that provides secure voice and data communications for U.S. forces worldwide. The contract was awarded by the U.S. Navy.

General Dynamics Mission Systems provides the integrated ground segments for MUOS, which will soon provide secure cell phone-like communications for warfighters on the move. According to Manny Mora, VP and GM for the Space and Intelligence Systems line of business at General Dynamics Mission Systems, MUOS will provide US warfighters with the ability to communicate securely, anywhere, anytime, with voice clarity and data transmission speed similar to using a civilian cellphone. This capability delivers a whole new level of connectivity for troops in the field.

MUOS (Mobile User Objective System) was recently deemed operationally effective, operationally survivable, and cyber survivable, following successful completion of its Multiservice Operational Test and Evaluation (MOT&E). This summer's rigorous MOT&E, conducted by the U.S. Navy's Commander, Operational Test and Evaluation Force, included participation from the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps.

Most of the MUOS work will be completed in Scottsdale, Arizona, and completion is expected by November 2029. Click here to know more about the MUOS program.