Raytheon has announced on 13 May that its next-generation global positioning system operational control system (GPS OCX) has completed its final qualification testing of the system’s modernised monitor station receivers, and is now ready for installation worldwide, starting in August.
The company noted that GPS OCX is the enhanced ground control segment of a US Air Force (USAF)-led effort to upgrade the country’s GPS system.
“The modernised receivers give GPS OCX the ability to receive and decrypt all GPS III military and civil signals, a critical capability the current system doesn’t have,” said Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services, in a press release on 13 May.
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