The Air Force, frustrated by Raytheon's work on a new ground control system for GPS 3 satellites, awarded Lockheed Martin a $96 million to develop a contingency plan until the program is ready. | Credit: Raytheon video grab

Air Force turns to Lockheed Martin as concerns about OCX intensify

Frustrated with progress on a new ground system for the next-generation of GPS satellites the Pentagon hopes to start launching just over a year from now, the U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin a $96 million contract modification Feb. 4 to adapt the existing ground system to serve as a stop-gap measure.