Lockheed delivers GPS signal receivers
Lockheed Martin has delivered three of six satellite signal receivers to the US Air Force as part of efforts to update the service's GPS ground control system, the company announced on 7 August.
The Monitor Station Technology Improvement Capability (MSTIC) receivers have been delivered to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, and monitoring stations on the Kwajalein Atoll and Hawaii. GPS monitoring stations around the globe monitor GPS satellite signals and help maintain their navigation and positioning accuracy for users around the world.
Based on software defined radio technology, the new receivers are designed to help the USAF maintain the accuracy of GPS satellite signals, addressing obsolescence issues while providing the opportunity for the monitoring of modernised navigation signals in the future.
Lockheed Martin is under contract to develop and deploy six MSTIC receivers in all, with the remaining three to be delivered by the end of 2017.
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