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Lockheed Gets $7.2B Air Force Follow-On Contract for GPS III Satellites

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has secured a potential $7.2B follow-on contract from the U.S. Air Force to build an additional 22 GPS III satellites. The service said Friday it expects the initial GPS IIIF satellite to be available for liftoff by 2026 under the fixed-price contract. “Getting to a manufacturing …

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Air Force Receives First Lockheed-Built GPS III Satellite for Launch Prep

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 29, 2018 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has shipped the first GPS III satellite from Buckley Air Force Base in Colorado to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida as part of a U.S. Air Force program to modernize the existing GPS constellation, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday …

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Lockheed Submits Proposal for Follow-On Air Force GPS III Satellites

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 19, 2018 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has submitted its bid for the U.S. Air Force’s GPS III Follow On program aimed at developing up to 22 next-generation GPS satellites with anti-jamming capabilities, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday its proposed GPS III platform includes …

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Raytheon Enters Final Software Dev’t Phase for GPS OCX Effort; Dave Wajsgras Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 23, 2018 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has advanced to the final phase in the development of software for a ground-based operational control system in support of the U.S. Air Force‘s GPS III satellites, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday the final software development stage for the …

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SpaceX Wins Potential $290M Air Force GPS III Launch Services Contract

SpaceX has won a potential two-year, $290.6 million contract to provide launch and mission support services for a U.S. Air Force GPS III satellite. The company will produce a launch vehicle and help the service branch conduct mission integration, launch operations, spaceflight worthiness and other mission-related activities, the Defense Department said Wednesday. USAF received two …

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Air Force Begins GPS III Phase 2 Production Contract Solicitation

The U.S. Air Force has issued a request for proposals for the second phase of a program that seeks to procure 22 GPS III satellites. A FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday says the service will award a fixed-price-incentive contract to build the GPS III space vehicles and expects production work to …

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Lockheed Integrates Harris-Built Navigation Payload With 4th GPS III Satellite

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 19, 2017 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has completed the integration of a satellite navigation payload that Harris (NYSE: HRS) built for the U.S. Air Force‘s fourth GPS III space vehicle, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Harris said Friday it will deliver four more payloads in 2018 out of …

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Lockheed-Built GPS III Satellite Links With Raytheon Ground Control System

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 15, 2017 — The first Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) GPS III satellite has established a connection with the launch-and-checkout system of Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) ground control segment during a U.S. Air Force factory mission readiness test, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Lockheed said Wednesday GPS III Space Vehicle 01 communicated with the Raytheon-developed Next Generation …

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Lockheed Execs Host Mike Pence, Heather Wilson in October Visit to Colorado Campus

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 7, 2017 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) CEO Marillyn Hewson and Space Systems Executive Vice President Rick Ambrose hosted Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson during their visit to a company facility in Colorado in late October, ExecutiveBiz reported Oct. 27. The Denver …

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Lockheed Gets Air Force ‘Available for Launch’ Declaration on 1st GPS III Satellite

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 12, 2017 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received clearance from the U.S. Air Force on the availability of the first GPS III satellite for launch in 2018 and will await further approval to begin pre-launch preparations, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday GPS III Space Vehicle 01 was designated …

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