GPS OCX hardware installed at Schriever Air Force baseNews
July 30, 2015
AURORA, Colo. The efforts to modernize U.S. GPS capabilities continue as Raytheon installs the Launch and Checkout System (LCS) hardware for the Global Positioning System's Next Generation Operational Control System (GPS OCX) at Schriever Air Force base in Colorado.
According to company officials, GPS OCX will deliver capabilities that include the automation for operation efficiencies, interoperability with geo-positioning and navigation systems of other nations, and cycbersecurity architecture.
"Installation of the initial OCX hardware at Schriever AFB represents a key milestone for the program, demonstrating further progress toward next year's acceptance of the OCX Launch and Checkout System for the GPS III satellites," says Matt Gilligan, vice president of Navigation and Environmental Solutions at Raytheon Intelligence, Information, and Services.