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Raytheon Completes GPS OCX Integrated Baseline Review

The U.S. Air Force and the Raytheon Company team developing the GPS Advanced Control Segment (OCX) has successfully completed an integrated baseline review (IBR) for the next-generation system on schedule.

The U.S. Air Force and the Raytheon Company team developing the GPS Advanced Control Segment (OCX) has successfully completed an integrated baseline review (IBR) for the next-generation system on schedule.
“[This] is the first step in . . . delivering the required capability on cost and on schedule,” said Bob Canty, Raytheon vice president and program manager, said in announcing the IBR. “By using a back-to-basics approach, the team is leveraging rigorous program management and systems engineering processes that enable government partnership and on-time, on-budget program delivery."

When completed in 2015 under the current schedule, GPS OCX will deliver control segment enhancements designed to provide secure, accurate and reliable navigation and timing information to military, commercial and civil users. Raytheon’s Intelligence and Information Systems (IIS) business, with facilities in Aurora, Colorado, is the prime contractor on the $886 million program.

“GPS OCX will be the service integrator among ground, space and user segments to enhance mission command and controls and situational awareness capabilities," Canty said.

The successful completion of the integrated baseline review confirms to the Air Force that the fully integrated team — under Raytheon’s leadership — is delivering an executable program that is on schedule for success. The team includes ITT, The Boeing Company, Infinity Systems Engineering, Braxton Technologies and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

The contract represents the first two development blocks of the advanced control segment, which will have a significant effect on GPS capabilities. The OCX system 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.