Boeing, USAF sign GPS contract
Boeing has entered into a sustainment agreement with the US Air Force for the Global Positioning System (GPS) constellations, the company announced on 2 February.
The agreement will ensure the navigation capabilities of the system remain robust, with Boeing set to support GPS IIA and IIF satellites currently on orbit for the next five years. Boeing is also part of the air force effort that may lead to the next generation of GPS satellites.
Dan Hart, vice president, government satellite systems, Boeing, said: ‘This agreement continues Boeing’s strong legacy of GPS innovation and mission support. We are focused on delivering reliable, affordable and resilient GPS capability now and for generations to come.’
In March 2016, Boeing delivered its 50th GPS satellite on orbit to the air force and has built more than two-thirds of the GPS satellites since 1978.
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