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TMCNet:  Raytheon wins $886 million contract to develop GPS system

[March 01, 2010]

Raytheon wins $886 million contract to develop GPS system

Mar 01, 2010 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- The US Air Force has selected Raytheon for an initial contract of $886 million to develop a new element of the global positioning system to improve the accuracy of information from GPS satellites.

The contract represents the first two development blocks of the advanced control segment (OCX), which will have a significant impact on GPS capabilities. The OCX will include anti-jam capabilities and improved security, accuracy and reliability and will be based on a modern service-oriented architecture to integrate government and industry open-system standards.

Lynn Dugle, president of Raytheon's intelligence and information systems business, said: "We are excited to partner with the Air Force to provide the best-value GPS control system for the future. Raytheon's broad experience in delivering satellite-to-ground command-and-control systems will ensure that our nation's military and civil GPS users worldwide are provided new capabilities." Republication or redistribution, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without prior written consent. Datamonitor shall not be liable for errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon

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