[SatNews] The Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) team developing the nexgen Global Positioning System (GPS) Advanced Control Segment (OCX) successfully completed, on schedule, an integrated baseline review with the U.S. Air Force.
When completed, GPS OCX will deliver the nexgen control segment designed to provide secure, accurate and reliable navigation and timing information to military, commercial and civil users. Raytheon is the prime contractor on the $886 million program. 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 impact 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.