QinetiQ US Awarded $224M Space Development Agency Systems Engineering and Technical Support Contract


This contract will support the SDAs next-generation space capabilities to deliver the Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture, a resilient tactical warfighting support capability via a proliferated space architecture primarily in Low Earth Orbit (LEO).

McLean, VA – Avantus Federal, now QinetiQ US, has been awarded a five-year $224 million contract from the Space Development Agency (SDA). This firm-fixed price contract will provide systems engineering and technical assistance to the SDA to quickly deliver the needed space-based capabilities to the joint warfighter to support terrestrial missions through development, fielding, and operation of the Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture (PWSA). The team will provide engineering and technical analysis, management and professional services and acquisition support to SDA.

This award further expounds on our long-term commitment to the space mission, said Shawn N. Purvis, President, and CEO of QinetiQ US. We are proud to be continuing our partnership with SDA to advance mission operations of this critical space program in support of our warfighter.

We have been fully committed to ensuring we are providing the right technical solutions to enhance mission success and to continue to provide the full life cycle support we’ve been partnering with SDA on - from requirements generation to launch operations, said Steve Iwicki, Executive Vice President over QinetiQ US’ space initiatives and our Defense Technologies and Solutions portfolio.