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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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Harris Ships 3rd Navigation Payload for Lockheed-Built GPS III Satellites

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 10, 2017 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received from Harris (NYSE: HRS) the third of 10 navigation payloads for the Global Positioning System III satellites that will work to build on signal power, accuracy and jamming resistance for the U.S. Air Force, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Harris said …

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SpaceX Wins Potential $97M GPS III Satellite Launch Service Contract

SpaceX has won a potential two-year, $96.5 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to help the service branch send a GPS III satellite into orbit. The Defense Department said Tuesday that SpaceX will conduct satellite launch vehicle production, launch operations, mission integration, mission and spaceflight worthiness efforts under the firm-fixed-price contract. DoD noted …

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Raytheon Reaches Milestone in GPS OCX Program With DevOps Approach; Dave Wajsgras Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 9, 2017 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has reached a milestone for systems engineering work on the final software iteration of the U.S. Air Force‘s GPS Next-Generation Operational Control System, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday it followed a DevOps approach that utilizes commercial cloud technologies as …

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DoD Certifies GPS III Ground Control System Program to Congress

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 18, 2016 — The Defense Department has cleared the U.S. Air Force and prime contractor Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) to proceed with the GPS III Operational Control System program following certification by Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. DoD News reported Friday Kendall certified the program …

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Raytheon Tests Software of GPS III Ground Control Segment

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 14, 2016 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has conducted risk reduction functional tests on the software of the ground control segment it is building for the U.S. Air Force‘s Global Positioning System III satellites, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the recent tests focused on the Operational Control System …

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Harris Delivers 1st Satellite Receiver for Raytheon’s GPS OCX Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 3, 2016 — Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has delivered the first GPS Operational Control System satellite receiver to Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) following electromagnetic interference tests, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Space News reported Thursday the satellite receiver is the first of 34 due for the ground system of the U.S. Air Force‘s GPS …

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Air Force Exercises $395M Lockheed Contract Option for 9th & 10th GPS III Satellites

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a potential $395 million contract modification to build the ninth and 10th Global Positioning System III space vehicles for the U.S. Air Force. The Air Force exercised an option in a previously awarded GPS III production contract and obligated $373.4 million for the modification from …

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Lockheed Postpones Initial Delivery of Air Force GPS III Satellites to December

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 16, 2016 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has found an issue with a component of the U.S. Air Force‘s GPS III satellites and has postponed the first satellite delivery by four months in an effort to address the matter, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Space News reported Wednesday that the company has …

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