About the Antarctic Support Contract Supporting scientific research on the highest, driest, coldest, windiest and emptiest place on Earth requires exceptional logistics and planning. Lockheed Martin is the prime contractor for the National Science Foundation’s United States Antarctic Program (USAP) which enables universities, institutions and other nations' programs to conduct scientific research in the region. Jobs in Antarctica In conjunction with several teammates, ASC provides station operations, logistics, information technology, construction, maintenance and more. Lockheed Martin and its subcontractors hire approximately 1,000 positions annually to work contract jobs in Antarctica. They are primarily located at three U.S. stations, two research vessels, as well as field camps.