Raytheon Gets $27.4 Mln Contract from US Air Force Space and Missile Systems
Thursday, January 12, 2022 8:19 PM

Raytheon Company (RTN), manufacturer of Aerospace/Defense products, has won a $27.4 million contract from the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center for development of a Global Positioning System (GPS) Launch and Checkout System (LCS). This will provide early launch and checkout of GPS III satellites starting with the first GPS III launch in 2014.

The company has been granted the prime contract to develop the GPS Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX) in February 2010, with a scheduled delivery date of 2015. The LCS solution allows GPS III satellites to launch on schedule and conduct on-orbit checkout prior to the full GPS OCX delivery in 2015.

Earlier in the day, the company was granted a $179.5 million follow-on contract by the U.S. Air Force to provide Contractor Field Service support for U-2 sensors, data links and the Air Force Distributed Common Ground System.