The larger award, for $10.9 million, was an option exercise on a cost-plus-award-fee contract to provide logistical support, analysis, and Type III anomaly support for the Space Based Space Surveillance Block 10 System. SBSS is a satellite-based system for tracking debris, spacecraft, and other space objects beyond Earth's atmosphere and free from interference from weather, atmosphere or time of day. Ball (NYSE: BLL ) Aerospace built the satellite itself and its sensors, while Boeing has overall responsibility for the system. The current contract option runs through Dec. 20.
Boeing's smaller contract win was a $9 million firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement, whereby Boeing will supply 30 retrofit kits, including radomes for the AN/APG-79 active electronically scanned array radar, for installation aboard Navy F/A-18 E/F aircraft. Work on this contract should be complete by January 2016.