GPS Innovation Alliance adds L3 Harris TechnologiesNews
February 02, 2021
MELBOURNE, Fla. L3Harris Technologies is the newest member of the GPS Innovation Alliance (GPSIA), a group of companies committed to furthering Global Positioning System (GPS) innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship.
According to the GPSIA announcement, L3Harris Technologies will work with the alliance to promote the modernization of GPS and its impact on military operations, economic growth, and technological innovation.
L3Harris Technologies has been instrumental in the rise of GPS, as the company has provided navigation technology for every U.S. GPS satellite ever launched; it is also currently developing 10 GPS III satellite navigation payloads for the U.S. Air Force’s GPS III satellite program, four of which are already operational. The company is also slated to provide navigation payloads with fully digital Mission Data Units (MDU) -- which will provide even more powerful signals and ensure flawless atomic clock operations -- for the U.S. Air Force’s GPS III Follow-On (GPS IIIF) satellites.
“GPS technology is an important part of the modern world and critical for the warfighter,” said Joseph Rolli, L3Harris Technologies Positioning, Navigation and Timing. “With more than 40 years of experience developing GPS technologies, L3Harris aims to continue to improve the system with a more powerful, reliable, and flexible signal. We look forward to joining GPSIA and its other industry leading members as we advocate for continued support of this incredible system.”