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  • Infrared Satellites

    The IS program is the follow-on capability to the highly successful Defense Support Program. DSP has provided early warning for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile launches for more than 30 years. The goal is to provide a seamless transition from DSP to IS and meet the jointly defined requirements of the defense and intelligence communities.
  • Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle

    (Current as of June 2017) OverviewThe Launch Enterprise Directorate of the Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, manages the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program.  The program provides the United States (U.S.) assured access to space (defined as at least two launch systems or families of launch
  • GPS IIR/IIR-M

    MISSION Deliver sustained, reliable GPS capabilities to America’s warfighters, our allies and civil users.  GPS provides positioning, navigation and timing service to civil and military users worldwide  BACKGROUND In 1989, the GPS IIR contract was awarded to Lockheed Martin for the development and production of 21 space vehicles (SVs). In August
  • GPS III

     MISSION Deliver sustained, reliable GPS capabilities to America’s warfighters, our allies and civil users. GPS provides positioning, navigation and timing service to civil and military users worldwide.   BACKGROUNDIn May 2008, the first GPS III increment contract was awarded to Lockheed Martin for the development and production of two initial
  • Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS)

    Mission WGS provides flexible, high-capacity communications for the Nation's warfighters through procurement and operation of the satellite constellation and the associated control systems. WGS provides worldwide flexible, high data rate and long haul communications for marines, soldiers, sailors, airmen, the White House Communication Agency, the
  • 61st Air Base Group

    The 61st Air Base Group is the host unit at Los Angeles Air Force Base. It provides medical, civil engineering, communications, chaplain, security, logistics, personnel, readiness, and quality-of-life services to the Space and Missile Systems Center and many other Department of Defense units in the Los Angeles basin. The group consists of five
  • Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) Detachment 810

    Air Force Office of Special InvestigationsThe Air Force Office of Special Investigations has been the Air Force's major investigative service since Aug.1, 1948. The agency reports to the Inspector General, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force. AFOSI provides professional investigative service to commanders of all Air Force activities. Its
  • Space Superiority Systems Directorate

    Mission The mission of the Space Superiority Systems Directorate is to develop, deliver, and sustain unrivaled space control capabilities to guarantee space superiority for our nation. Background The Space Superiority Systems Directorate at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., equips U.S. forces with space control systems to gain, maintain, and
  • Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) System

    Mission The Advanced Extremely High Frequency System is a joint service satellite communications system that will provide survivable, global, secure, protected, and jam-resistant communications for high-priority military ground, sea and air assets. Advanced EHF will allow the National Security Council and Unified Combatant Commanders to control
  • GPS Next Generation Operational Control Segment (OCX)

    MISSIONOCX is the command and control component of the next generation GPS. The GPS mission is to deliver sustained, reliable GPS capabilities to America’s warfighters, our allies and civil users.   BACKGROUNDThe current OCX contract was awarded in February 2010 to replace the current Operational Control System (OCS) functionality, while adding the
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