Raytheon Hits Operational Hardware Milestone on Next-Gen GPS Ground System

Raytheon logoTYSONS CORNER, VA July 31, 2015 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has installed the primary operational hardware for the Global Positioning System’s new ground command and control system at Shriever Air Force Base in Colorado, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday.

The defense contractor said the milestone moves GPS OCX, short for GPS Next Generation Operational Control System, closer to its 2016 acceptance launch and checkout system.

“Raytheon is committed to delivering a modernized, secure GPS ground system to support the millions of U.S. military, civil and commercial users of GPS worldwide, ” said Matt Gilligan, vice president of navigation and environmental solutions at Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services.

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