Chantilly company wins $76M Space Force contract modification
LinQuest Corp. to support Space and Missile Systems Center
The U.S. Space Force has awarded Chantilly-based space systems technology company LinQuest Corp. a $76 million contract modification to support the special capabilities division at the branch’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), the company announced Wednesday.
“LinQuest traces its heritage of sophisticated satellite communications back to 1977,” Chris Beres, general manager of LinQuest’s space and air solutions group, said in a statement. “As a mission partner, we are excited to continue these efforts to help the Space Force shape the future of military satellite communications and deliver critical capability to the warfighter.”
Under the contract modification, LinQuest will provide systems engineering and integration support services to the SATCOM (satellite communications) enterprise at the SMC.
In April, the agency awarded LinQuest a $14 million contract to ensure the company continues to provide support for the U.S. Space Command, and the contract extension allows for LinQuest’s support to the U.S. Space Command through April 21, 2021. Work will be performed in Colorado at Peterson Air Force Base and Schriever Air Force Base.
Founded in 2004, LinQuest provides integration, engineering, testing, operations and other services to U.S. defense, national security and intelligence community customers. The company also has another corporate office in Los Angeles and operates in 10 states, including Virginia.