Space systems technology solutions provider LinQuest has secured an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract from the US Space Force (USSF) for analysis support.

The five-year enterprise contract is valued at $500m.

According to LinQuest, the contract allows the service and space analysis organisations to establish task orders.

LinQuest chief operating officer Greg Young said: “This award will allow us to expand the world-class support we’re already providing across the LinQuest lines of business to our US Space Force guardians and the broader space community.”

The latest contract expands on the company’s work performed by its Integrated Analytics & Support (IAS) business unit under the US Department of Defense’s (DoD) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programme.

LinQuest president and CEO Tim Dills said: “We’re proud of our IAS team and we’re excited about this new growth opportunity to continue demonstrating our dedication to excellence, from concept to capability.”

In August, the USSF Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) awarded a contract to the company to support Space Force Special Capabilities division.

LinQuest has been supporting sophisticated satellite communications (SATCOM) since 1977.

It provides technology services and solutions to US defence, national security, and intelligence communities engaged in the convergence of C4ISR, information, and cyber systems.

In June 2019, a $562m contract was awarded to LinQuest to support the military SATCOM enterprise.