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Raytheon achieves two milestones in development of GPS OCX

22nd June 2016 - 09:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Raytheon has cleared both a critical design review and a qualification milestone as part of its development of the US Air Force's (USAF) Global Positioning System Next Generation Operational Control System (GPS OCX), the company announced on 16 June.

The first successful milestone for the OCX Monitor Station Receiver Element was the Block 1 Electromagnetic Interference Test, which was completed with a 100% requirements pass rate. The second milestone for the OSMRE was the successful Block 2 hardware Critical Design Review.

Bill Sullivan, GPS OCX vice president and programme manager for Raytheon, said: ‘The completion of these test and design milestones demonstrates our progress on OCX execution with our Air Force customer. As the programme execution has stabilised, we are showing consistent progress on downstream deliveries for the GPS OCX programme.’

Raytheon is developing GPS OCX under a contract from the USAF and Missile Systems Center.

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