Germany has ordered jam-resistant Global Positioning System receivers from the United States military, becoming the first buyer of the advanced GPS user equipment under the Foreign Military Sales program.
Raytheon, L3Harris and BAE collectively received $552.5 million in contracts to develop and produce integrated circuit cards for military GPS receivers.
Gwynne Shotwell: "We are pleased that they see the benefits of the technology.”
Collins military GPS will be integrated into BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems sector.
Collins Aerospace, Raytheon and Technology Advancement Group were awarded contracts to develop military GPS handheld devices.
A committee charged with giving the U.S. government advice on space-based navigation services concluded that the FCC’s approval of Ligado’s 5G network is a “high-risk” decision that jeopardizes GPS services.
This was the first time SpaceX recovered a booster following a National Security Space Launch mission.
SpaceX on June 30 is scheduled to make its first attempt to recover the Falcon 9 booster after launching a military satellite.
Five associations representing users of the Global Positioning System will be joining forces against the FCC.
Mike Griffin, undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, said DoD will seek help from Congress to get the FCC to reverse its decision.
The House Armed Services Committee said the FCC's approval of Ligado’s proposal disregards federal law.
Brig. Gen. James: GPS links are vulnerable, which is “part of the reason we're concerned about this situation.”
Goldfein: Ligado building a 5G network in the spectrum near GPS is a major concern
DoD opposes the FCC's decision while Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the deployment of the 5G network is “vital to our national security."