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GPS next-generation ground segment completes development

03 October 2019   (0 Comments)
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Raytheon’s GPS Next-Generation Operational Control System (GPS OCX) has completed full software and hardware development and entered the system integration and test phase.

This milestone keeps GPS OCX on track to meet its June 2021 contractual delivery deadline.

The President of Raytheon's Intelligence, Information and Services comments:
‘GPS OCX is one of the largest, most complex software development programmes in the Department of Defense (DoD), and we're now in the home stretch toward full system delivery.’

Development began in 2016 and involved 1.5 million lines of software code, achieving what is claimed as the highest level of cybersecurity protection of any DoD space system.

USAF used the launch and checkout system of GPS OCX, referred to as ‘Block 0’, to launch the first 2 modernised GPS III satellites in December 2018 and August 2019. The team's focus for the remainder of 2019 is the delivery of modernised receivers to monitor legacy military and civilian signals sent by current GPS satellites plus new signals from next-generation GPS IIIs.

Details from Raytheon