SEAKR Engineering Wins $60.5 Million DARPA Contract for Blackjack Program

Blackjack program (Credit: DARPA)

The Defense Advance Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded SEAKR Engineering Inc., of Centennial, Colo., a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract worth nearly $60.5 million for the Blackjack Pit Boss Phase Two and Phase Three program. 

Pit Boss is an autonomous, collaborative, distributed space-based enterprise designed to self-task, process, and distribute tactically relevant information to manned and unmanned subscribers. 

Pit Boss will allow DARPA’s constellation of Blackjack satellites to operate autonomously. DARPA’s Blackjack program focuses on integrating commercial satellite technologies into a constellation of affordable, small, secure, and resilient military satellites. 

Work will be performed in Centennial with an estimated completion date of March 2022.  Fiscal 2020 and 2021 research and development funds in the amount of $8,063,914 are being obligated at the time of award.