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Lockheed supports GPS security upgrade

30th March 2020 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The US Space Force has been working with Lockheed Martin to deliver an upgrade to GPS that ensures an ultra-secure, jamming-resistant Military Code (M-Code) signal.

Lockheed Martin has provided a GPS III Contingency Operations upgrade which enables the control of the operational GPS constellation.

This comprises 21 M-Code capable GPS satellites such as the GPS III satellite which joined the constellation on 25 March.

Johnathon Caldwell, VP of navigation systems at Lockheed Martin, said: ‘Our warfighters depend on GPs signals every day for many critical missions, so anything we can do to make these signals more resistant to jamming and spoofing is extremely important – and available today… The more powerful GPS III/IIIF satellites coupled with Lockheed Martin’s upgrades to the GPS ground system are making that possible.’

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