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Supporting aerospace technology and defense programs globally.

Our aerospace and defense clients need their personnel, systems and equipment to be safe, functional and top-of-the-line. Jacobs’ deep experience with advanced technology systems and our wide-ranging program support capabilities work together to make us a premier partner to aerospace and defense clients at locations around the world.

Global Defense

Jacobs has supported the defense sector for more than 70 years, and we are known for our commitment to excellence and our outstanding achievements in quality, performance and safety. With a focus on long-term and ongoing client relationships, Jacobs offers an extensive range of program support capabilities to defense agencies that include the United States Department of Defense, U.K. Ministry of Defence, and Australian Department of Defence, along with other government agencies, defense contractors and suppliers across the globe.

As the potential threat for national and global security increases, Jacobs remains vigilant and ready to provide advanced solutions to the warfighter. We are a shareholder at the Atomic Weapons Establishment, where highly secure and complex projects are delivered to enhance site capability and maintain the U.K.’s national security deterrent.

Jacobs delivers a wide variety of services to the U.S. Special Operations Command, Joint Staff, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the Unified Command. The agility that Jacobs displays is underpinned by continually evolving our expertise in the field of special operations, intelligence and information technology, where we support operational mission planning and execution, special-mission training, intelligence analysis, cybersecurity, data management, acquisition and logistics management, business operations and financial management. Jacobs’ deep experience with advanced technology systems and our wide-ranging program support capabilities work together to make us a premier partner to aerospace and defense clients at locations around the world.

Jacobs Australia has been providing independent professional services to the Australian Department of Defence since 1997. The Jacobs’ Australian team provides independent professional services – including platform and system engineering, business and commercial advice, information communications and technology management, program and project management and logistic and supply chain management to the Australian government and telecommunication sector. Jacobs is the leading provider of Integrated Support and Strategic Partner Contracts to the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) of the Australian Department of Defence.

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Supporting 24/7 Ballistic Missile Defense System Operations

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Built to handle the dynamic and evolving needs of missile defense, the Missile Defense Agency’s Integration and Operations Center supports research and development, system-level test and evaluation and operational training for U.S. combatant commands. Jacobs provides 24x7 support to the Missile Defense Integration and Operations Center (MDIOC) – a key component of the BMDS. We also support the full life cycle from weapons development to sustainment, where we provide enterprise solutions to support concurrent tests, training and operations for the MDIOC mission platform. Our Jacobs’ team supports flight systems and ground systems testing; Hardware-in-the-Loop tests, execution, and control; and classified and unclassified wargames for the development of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS), where we also provide IT, cybersecurity and telecommunication solutions for the
Missile Defense Agency’s enterprise communications and information technology environment to help secure and protect our nation’s most coveted assets.

Our expertise spans development, modification and testing processes and procedures for UAVs, missile and space systems, fixed and rotary wing platforms, air and land combat support systems, turbine engines and associated subsystems. We perform all aspects of support from initial delivery, buildup and modification (including design and fabrication of parts), installation and instrumentation, operation, data collection, trouble-shooting, validation and delivery of data and final product delivery.

Supporting NASA’s Space Exploration Missions

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For more than 70 years, Jacobs’ engineers, technicians and scientists have provided integrated services to solve the complex and intricate challenges of spaceflight. Today, Jacobs is NASA’s largest professional and technical services provider and delivers subject matter experts with proven experience in their technical fields who bring innovative solutions to exploration and research programs across nine NASA centers in the United States.

Developing NASA’s Deep Space Exploration Systems

NASA’s Deep Space Exploration Systems include the Orion multi-purpose crew vehicle, Space Launch System (SLS) and Exploration Ground Systems (EGS). The Orion capsule is a new generation, advanced space vehicle designed for long-duration, human-rated, deep space exploration. Orion will transport humans farther than they’ve ever gone before to destinations beyond low Earth orbit. NASA’s SLS, an advanced heavy-lift launch vehicle for a new era of human exploration beyond Earth orbit, is the most powerful and complex rocket ever built. EGS at Kennedy Space Center will build and operate the infrastructure and systems which will process, launch and recover both the SLS and Orion to achieve NASA’s goals for deep space exploration.

Jacobs is providing critical engineering, fabrication and testing services to ensure Orion’s systems meet strict reliability guidelines that will protect NASA’s astronauts on humankind’s journey to explore space. We are providing critical technical leadership and support to the SLS program, which includes vehicle systems engineering and integration; flight software development; avionics systems integration; lab construction and operation; vehicle structural load development; structural, propulsion and acoustic testing; and design, development and analysis. As the prime contractor for NASA’s EGS, Jacobs is developing 21st century ground systems while refurbishing and upgrading infrastructure and facilities to meet tomorrow’s demands.

Operating and Sustaining the International Space Station

NASA’s International Space Station is a national research laboratory and test bed for deep space technologies and systems critical to human exploration beyond low Earth orbit. From concept formulation to operational systems integration, Jacobs manages the life cycle of technical and scientific payloads, providing design, testing, certification and processing for launch. Our support includes payload processing and logistics in concert with commercial cargo platforms; sustaining engineering for on-orbit hardware; and on-console support during upgrade or anomaly resolution operations.

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