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GPS OCS close to implementation

COLORADO SPRINGS, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Braxton Technologies says testing suggests that the Global Positioning System Operational Control Segment is close to implementation for the U.S. Air Force.

U.S. company Raytheon is the prime contractor on the GPS Operational Control Segment program, the Air Force's next-generation GPS modernization initiative. The Raytheon-led team includes Braxton, which is integrating its AceSIM high-fidelity simulator technology for the program.

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Officials say the GPS Operational Control Segment program, administered by the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center at the Los Angeles Air Force Base in California, has made significant advances. Recent testing has validated the monitor and control capabilities of the "GPS ground antenna, command and process telemetry through the ground antenna, and interface with the GPS monitoring station," the release said.

"Braxton and the Raytheon Team have taken a decisive step in implementing (the) Operational Control Segment," Dutch Heuzen, Braxton GPS Operational Control Segment program manager, said.

"We are pleased with this accomplishment and appreciative of the professionalism and teamwork of the Raytheon Operational Control Segment team."

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