Wed, Apr 14, 2010
Company Continues Nearly A Decade Of GPS Ground Support
As part of the Raytheon team awarded the space-based Global
Positioning System (GPS) advanced control segment program (OCX),
Boeing announced Monday that it will develop portions of the U.S.
Air Force's new ground control segment. The development contract,
awarded recently by the Air Force Space and Missile Systems
Center's GPS Wing, is valued at more than $880 million over six
years, including five option years for sustainment.
Boeing has provided ground operations sustainment support for
the current GPS II fleet for nearly a decade. Under GPS OCX, the
company will provide infrastructure, development of the ground
systems, and continued 24/7 operational and sustainment support for
the current and future GPS satellite systems. The company will
install hardware and software at GPS control stations at Schriever
Air Force Base in Colorado and Vandenberg Air Force Base in
"This award demonstrates the Air Force's confidence in our
solution," said Sparky Olsen, director of Boeing Intelligence and
Security Systems Mission Operations. "We will deliver a solution
that provides enhanced operational capabilities to warfighters and
other users while demonstrating Boeing's efficiencies and
innovation with responsive operations and sustainment."
GPS OCX will replace the current GPS Operational Control System
while maintaining backward compatibility with the Block IIR and
IIR-M constellation, providing command and control of the new GPS
IIF and GPS III families of satellites, and enabling new,
modernized signal capabilities.
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