AURORA, Colo., Nov. 26, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE:
RTN) has been awarded a $160 million, 18-month contract to develop a new
system design for the next-generation Global Positioning System Control
Segment. The contract was awarded by the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile
The new control segment will revolutionize GPS command, control and
mission capabilities and refocus operations for the current GPS Block II
and all future GPS satellites on user effects-based operations. The system
will include anti-jam capabilities, improved system security, accuracy and
reliability and will be based on a modern service-oriented architecture to
integrate government and industry open system standards.
"This award is an excellent opportunity for Raytheon to continue our
fine performance in control systems while pursuing new areas for growth,"
said Michael D. Keebaugh, president of Raytheon's Intelligence and
Information Systems (IIS) business. "With more than 40 years' experience
delivering satellite ground command and control systems, we are uniquely
qualified to deliver the right control system to enhance the Air Force,
military and civil users' capabilities."
Keebaugh added that Raytheon has deployed more than 100 unique control
systems for military and commercial satellites as well as 75 GPS systems
for the Department of Defense, civil, commercial and national markets
ranging in scope from navigation, transportation, surveying and rescue
Source: Raytheon Selected to Design the Next GPS Control Segment for Precision Navigation and Timing
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