Lockheed Martin complete GPS III design ahead of schedule

Next GPS Generation – GPS III

GPS IIIThe Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] team developing the U.S. Air Force?s next generation Global Positioning System, known as GPS III, has successfully completed the program?s Critical Design Review (CDR) phase two months ahead of the baseline schedule. CDR completion, the program?s most significant milestone to-date, validates the detailed GPS III design to ensure it meets warfighter and civil requirements, and allows the program to begin the production phase.(…)

GPS III will improve position, navigation and timing services and provide advanced anti-jam capabilities yielding superior system security, accuracy and reliability. The next generation GPS IIIA satellites will guarantee signals three times more accurate than current GPS spacecraft and provide three times more power for military users, while also adding a new civil signal (L1C) that is designed to be interoperable with other global navigation satellite systems. The GPS IIIA flexible design will allow for low-risk, reliable and affordable capability insertion for the future GPS IIIB and IIIC spacecraft.

Source (read more…): Lockheed Martin News