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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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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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