Air Force selects Raytheon for OCX work

March 1, 2010 at 12:48 PM

AURORA, Colo., March 1 (UPI) -- Defense company Raytheon was selected by the U.S. Air Force to support a program developing next-generation global positioning system technology.

U.S. company Raytheon announced the contract is for the development of an GPS advanced control segment referred to as OCX. The $886 million deal is part of an initiative to improve the accuracy of information from GPS satellite technologies.

Officials say the OCX control system is an effort to develop anti-jamming capabilities for the GPS and strengthen security, accuracy and reliability.

"We are excited to partner with the Air Force to provide the best-value GPS control system for the future," Lynn Dugle, Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems president, said in a statement.

"Raytheon's broad experience in delivering satellite-to-ground command-and-control systems will ensure that our nation's military and civil GPS users worldwide are provided new capabilities."

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