Lockheed Martin Teaming with Innoflight as Strategic Space Avionics Supplier for Delivery of 42 Space Vehicles on Space Development Agency (SDA) Tranche 1 Transport Layer (T1TL) Program


  • Lockheed Martin
    teamed with Innoflight on the Space Development Agency (SDA) Tranche 0
    Transport Layer (T0TL) program for the delivery of 10 Space Vehicles (SVs)
  • Lockheed Martin is
    on contract with SDA to deliver 42 Space Vehicles (SVs) for the Tranche 1
    Transport Layer (T1TL) to be launched in 2024
  • Innoflight is on
    contract with Lockheed Martin and Terran Orbital to deliver key avionics
    communications, encryption/decryption, networking,
    processing with data storage, and precision navigation timing products

SAN DIEGO, CA – After teaming with Innoflight on T0TL, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Terran Orbital (NYSE: LLAP) are teaming again with Innoflight as a strategic avionics supplier for the SDA T1TL program.

Last year, SDA announced the award of three prototype agreements worth approximately $1.8 billion to establish the foundation for T1TL, a mesh network of 126 optically interconnected space vehicles (SV) that will provide a resilient, low-latency, high-volume data transport communication system, and ready for launch by September 2024. Lockheed Martin was one of the awardees responsible for providing 42 SVs, to be deployed in two Low Earth Orbit (LEO) orbital planes. The T1TL objective is to form the initial warfighting capability tranche of the Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture (PWSA).

Innoflight, Lockheed Martin and Terran Orbital Teaming for the Space Development Agency Tranche 1 Transport Layer Program

our Agility Partners Marketplace, Innoflight offered innovative technologies well
suited for Lockheed Martin’s satellite architecture,” said Chris Winslett,
Lockheed Martin’s SDA Transport Layer Program Director. “During T0TL,
Innoflight and Lockheed Martin developed a high level of synergy and
collaboration that we want to move forward for T1TL and beyond.”

For T1TL, Innoflight will leverage its range of flight proven products to advance its technologies to higher levels. Specifically, Innoflight will be delivering to Lockheed Martin Type-1 “mesh network” End Cryptographic Units (ECUs), network Internet Protocol (IP) routers with Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), network Ethernet switches, flight processors with on-orbit data storage – including Battle Management Command, Control and Communications (BMC3), and precision navigation timing. Furthermore, Innoflight will be delivering to Terran Orbital S-band software-defined radios for Telemetry, Tracking, and Control (TT&C) data links, and Type-1 “bulk” ECUs.

“Innoflight is proud that Lockheed Martin entrusted us again for T1TL following the execution of the SDA T0TL program,” said Jeff Janicik, Innoflight CEO and President. “By leveraging our technology advancements and lessons learned from T0TL, together we will deliver cutting-edge technologies at volume to enable Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2), which will connect warfighters from all domains (maritime, land, air, space, and cyber).”

About Innoflight

Innoflight is a Non-traditional Defense Contractor (NDC) founded in 2005. Innoflight offers state-of-the-art space avionics, including Communications & Networking Solutions, Cyber Security Solutions, Processing, Data Storage & Payload Interface Electronics Solutions, and Bus & Payload Integrated Avionics Solutions. Our core competency is secure Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4) design through innovative implementation of modern Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) technology in tandem with common standards and protocols that produce modular, high performance, yet low Size Weight and Power (SWaP) systems at competitive prices. Our products are qualified through an Innoflight rigorous process that includes parts reliability analysis & testing, system level fault tolerance, and radiation risk mitigation. Our customers include the U.S. government, prime aerospace contractors and commercial space developers. Web site: www.innoflight.com.

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Martha Castillo, Marketing & Sales, mcastillo@innoflight.com

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