Last Updated: 05/30/2012*
As the world becomes more dependent on Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, protecting the satellite signal from jamming, computer hackers, errors and inaccuracies has become a matter of global security.
Raytheon is building the ground station for a new generation of satellites that will bring more safety and precision to GPS, affecting everything from the farms that grow our food to the warfighters that protect our freedoms to the aircraft that carry our loved ones home for the holidays.
On Thursday, May 31, Raytheon is teaming with industry partners Lockheed Martin, ITT Exelis, General Dynamics and Honeywell to convene GPS Modernization Day on the Hill, as a way to inform Congressional members, staff and other Capitol Hill stakeholders of GPS’ significance and our growing reliance on positioning, navigation and timing information. The event will feature exhibits and models demonstrating the new capabilities being developed as part of the GPS Modernization Initiative, including GPS III satellites, Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX) and Military GPS User-Equipment.
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“Raytheon couldn't be more appreciative for this opportunity to help educate our government leaders on the critical importance of modernizing the country's GPS capabilities. We are proud of our leadership role in developing and implementing the GPS-OCX ground system which is at the heart of the modernization program,” says Lynn Dugle, IIS President.