President’s Budget Request Would Continue GPS Modernization

President's Budget Request Would Continue GPS Modernization

Following up on the “strategic guidance” on defense spending that the White House laid out last month, President Obama has proposed a Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) budget that continues funding for GPS modernization efforts.

Following up on the “strategic guidance” on defense spending that the White House laid out last month, President Obama has proposed a Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) budget that continues funding for GPS modernization efforts.

The president’s FY13 budget request released February 13 proposed the following expenditures: GPS IIF satellite procurement, $58.147,000; acquisition of GPS III satellites, including advance procurement, $429,910,000 million; ground segment equipment, $7,741,000; GPS IIF and control segment, research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E), $14,335,000; GPS III satellites development, RDT&E funding, $318,992,000; Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX) Development, RDT&E, $371,595,000; GPS User equipment, RDT&E, $29,621,000, to complete the modernized user equipment (MUE) program, including technology sample demonstrations.

Another $96.84 million in FY13 for GPS user equipment RDT&E in included for FY13, presumably to continue the next-generation Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) program into the engineering, manufacturing, and development phase.

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