Raytheon to Design Next GPS Control Segment for Precision Navigation and Timing

Released on Monday, November 26, 2007
United States of America
GPS Block II
GPS - Global Positioning System
IIS - Intelligence and Information Systems
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 Systems Center.

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 operations.

Source: Raytheon Selected to Design the Next GPS Control Segment for Precision Navigation and Timing

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