European Defence Fund continues space situational awareness funding with $109M contract to Leonardo-led consortium

by Peter B. de Selding

LA PLATA, Maryland — The European Defence Fund (EDF), pursuing its investment in space situational awareness (SSA), has awarded a 100-million-euro ($109 million) contract to a 44-company consortium to demonstrate and qualify SSA sensors and command/control software.

The four-year contract, for which grant agreements are expected by the end of the year, assumes a total project cost of 157.7 million euros, with the consortium picking up difference. Consortium members are from 13 nations.

The award was announced May 16 as part of . . .

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