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Raytheon Wins $1.5-Billion GPS OCX Contract

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February 25, 2010

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Officials from the Space and Missile Systems Center’s Global Positioning Systems Wing announced today (February 25) the award of the Next Generation GPS Control Segment (OCX) contract to Raytheon Company, Intelligence & Information Systems, Aurora, Colorado.

With a baseline duration of 73 months, the OCX development contract has option years for sustainment worth a potential total of $1,535,147,916. Raytheon teammates include Boeing, ITT, Braxton Technologies, Infinity Systems Engineering, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

The contract calls for development and installation of hardware and software at GPS control stations at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado and Vandenberg AFB in California, deployment of advanced monitor stations at remote sites, and initial contractor support with sustainment options for five years.

OCX will replace the current GPS Operational Control System, maintaining backwards compatibility with the Block IIR and IIR-M constellation, providing command and control of the new GPS IIF and GPS III families of satellites, and enabling new modernized signal capabilities.

The OCX will provide new anti-jamming technologies, more advanced predictive algorithms, and more frequent clock and ephemeris updates.

Raytheon's Airspace Management and Homeland Security (AMHS) business area currently is prime contractor for the Federal Aviation Administration's GPS Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) and is also involved with implementation of India's GPS Aided GEO Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) system, two satellite-based systems that provide improved integrity and positioning accuracy.

The GPS Wing selected Raytheon over a team headed by Northrop Grumman Corporation.

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