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Lockheed Completes GPS Satellite Ground Control System Update; Vinny Sica Comments

Vinny Sica
Vinny Sica

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 6, 2016 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has updated the ground control system of the U.S. Air Force‘s Global Positioning System satellites as part of the GPS operational control segment modernization effort, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday.

The Commercial Off-the-Shelf Upgrade #2 became fully operational on Oct. 15 and works to support the military branch’s constellation of 31 GPS IIR, IIR-M and IIF satellites, Lockheed said Thursday.

“Continued modernization and cyber-hardening of the GPS control system is vitally important to the sustainment of navigation services for our military and all global GPS users, ” said Vinny Sica, vice president and general manager of Lockheed’s mission solutions unit.

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