COLORADO SPRINGS — LinQuest Corp. was awarded a $9.2 million contract to assist in the establishment of U.S. Space Command, the Pentagon announced on Monday.
LinQuest, based in Los Angeles, is a longtime support contractor to the Air Force Space Command and the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center. The cost-plus-fixed-fee contract is a sole-source award to support Gen. John Raymond, who is the Joint Force Space Component Commander and has been nominated as commander of U.S. Space Command.
The one-year contract is for non-personal services to “accomplish the necessary functions to assist the establishment of U.S. Space Command as directed by the president of the United States,” said a Pentagon news release.
As Joint Force Space Component Commander, Raymond reports to U.S. Strategic Command Commander Gen. John Hyten. The JFSCC duties would transfer to U.S. Space Command once it’s established.
The contract work will be performed by LinQuest at Peterson Air Force Base and Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado.
The timeline for the establishment of U.S. Space Command is still in the works, a spokesman told SpaceNews. “The DoD will move expeditiously to establish U.S. Space Command and is working with Congress to determine critical timeline variables, such ...