The U.S. Space Force has ordered three GPS 3F satellites from Lockheed Martin for $737 million, a spokesperson said Nov. 11.
Space weapons meant to target U.S. satellites are a growing concern for the U.S. military. Especially worrisome are electronic jamming devices designed to interfere with GPS signals.
The next generation of Global Positioning System satellites could host additional payloads to provide communications services.
Raytheon received a $228 million contract to continue development of the OCX ground system for Global Positioning System satellites.
Lockheed Martin is redesigning the bus used for Global Positioning System satellites so they can be upgraded with new hardware on orbit.
L3Harris Technologies received a $136 million contract from Lockheed Martin for four digital payloads for GPS navigation satellites.
SMC on Oct. 7 exercised an option under a 2018 contract to purchase two more GPS 3F satellites from Lockheed Martin for $511 million.
One of the largest single items is $255 million to launch two GPS 3 satellites
L3Harris' new digital payload will be introduced in the 11th satellite of the GPS 3 constellation.
The Canadian government has selected MDA to design, build and deliver 10 search-an- rescue repeaters for its Medium Earth Orbit Search and Rescue system to be hosted on the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation GPS satellites.