Receive our newsletter – data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Market Data
June 23, 2010

Lockheed Completes Key Review for USAF GPS Satellites

Lockheed Martin has completed a key requirements review for the global positioning system (GPS) IIIB satellite series under the USAF's GPS III space segment programme. GPS III will improve position, navigation and timing services, and provide advanced anti-jam capabilities to yield bett

By cms admin

Lockheed Martin has completed a key requirements review for the global positioning system (GPS) IIIB satellite series under the USAF’s GPS III space segment programme.

GPS III will improve position, navigation and timing services, and provide advanced anti-jam capabilities to yield better system security, accuracy and reliability to the positioning system.

The GPS IIIB will also enable a cross-linked command and control architecture, allowing GPS III vehicles to be updated from a single ground station.

The current GPS vehicles includes a new international civil signal (L1C) and increased M-code anti-jam power with full earth coverage for military users.

The firm will also produce up to 12 GPS IIIA satellites, with the first launch scheduled for 2014, under a $3bn contract.

The contract includes a capability insertion programme (CIP) to mature technologies and perform rigorous systems engineering for the future IIIB and IIIC increments.

Content from our partners
Bespoke harsh environment connector solutions set Omnetics apart from competitors
Growing opportunities for Unmanned Aerial Systems
Keeping the defence world connected with Smiths Interconnect

Related Companies

NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. The top stories of the day delivered to you every weekday. A weekly roundup of the latest news and analysis, sent every Monday. The defence industry's most comprehensive news and information delivered every month.
I consent to GlobalData UK Limited collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy
SUBSCRIBED

THANK YOU