• Innoflight is part of Lockheed Martin’s team producing 10 satellites for the Space Development Agency (SDA) Transport Layer Tranche 0, ready for launch by September 2022
  • Innoflight will be delivering key avionics including software-defined compact radios, end cryptographic units and processing/networking avionics 

SAN DIEGO, CA, April 21, 2021 – Innoflight has been awarded two subcontracts from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems (Tyvak) for the delivery of key avionics for 10 satellites produced by Lockheed Martin under the SDA Transport Layer Tranche 0, consisting of 20 space vehicles total. This program will be the first generation of SDA’s Transport Layer, an important step towards the development of a National Defense Space Architecture including networked satellites with Optical InterSatellite Links (OISLs) capable of sending and receiving wideband data to and from other space vehicles and ground stations. The capability demonstrated in the Tranche 0 will provide our warfighters with periodic regional access to low-latency data connectivity via space-based extensions of existing tactical data links.

“Innoflight’s extensive and unique offering complements Lockheed Martin’s vision for a Joint All-Domain Operations battlespace fueled by agility and innovation from space,” said Chris Winslett, Lockheed Martin’s SDA Transport Layer Program Director. “Innoflight’s technology will help Lockheed Martin connect space to other domains and pioneer interoperability for our customers.”

Under its contracts with Lockheed Martin and Tyvak, Innoflight will be delivering communications, cyber-security, and processing/networking avionics for all 10 satellites and three engineering development systems. More specifically, Innoflight will be delivering Ka-band Software-defined Compact Radios for Telemetry, Tracking, and Control (TT&C) data link. Furthermore, Innoflight will be delivering its “Mesh” Networking and “Bulk” End Cryptographic Units (ECUs). Finally, Innoflight will deliver its network switch/router, based on the Compact Flight Computer CFC-400X hardware platform.

“Lockheed Martin has been a key and excellent customer contributing to Innoflight’s rapid growth,” said Jeff Janicik, Innoflight CEO and President. “Innoflight is proud to be part of Lockheed Martin’s team for such a high-profile and important program for U.S. National Security Space (NSS).”

About Innoflight

Innoflight is a Non-traditional Defense Contractor (NDC) founded in 2004. Innoflight offers state-of-the-art software-defined compact/ground radios, cryptographic and cyber secure systems and processing, networking and data storage avionics. Our core competency is secure Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4) systems designed through innovative implementation of modern Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) technology.  The result is 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 and testing, system-level fault tolerance, and radiation risk mitigation. Our customers include the U.S. government, prime aerospace contractors and commercial space developers. To learn more about Innoflight, please visit the company’s website at

About Lockheed Martin

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 110,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. For additional information, visit our website: Please follow @LMNews on Twitter for the latest announcements and news across the corporation.


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