Raytheon has wrapped up a software iteration design assessment on the operational control system the company built to help the U.S. Air Force launch a GPS III satellite.
GPS OCX is designed to support the Air Force’s command, control and mission operations for the GPS satellite constellation and protect the system from cyber threats, Raytheon said Thursday.
Matthew Gilligan, a Raytheon program manager and a vice president of the intelligence, information and services business, said the iteration software is designed as a baseline for integration work at Schriever and Vandenberg Air Force Bases early next year.
The Air Force, Raytheon and Lockheed Martin have carried out a third launch readiness exercise of the OCX in preparation for a launch.
The platform also seeks to provide navigation and anti-jamming features to civil, military and industrial organizations around the globe.