Raytheon has passed a qualification test and design review for the Global Positioning System Next Generation Operational Control System the company is developing for the U.S. Air Force contract.
The company said Thursday the GPS OCX Monitor Station Receiver Element met the requirements of an electromagnetic interference test with a 100 percent passing rate as well as a design review which approves transition to hardware development.
Raytheon develops OCX in blocks such as Block 0 for a launch-and-checkout system and Block 2, which entails the Air Force’s transition from current GPS systems to GPS OCX as well GPS Navigation Warfare updates.
OCX will support the service branch’s GPS modernization efforts to offer new positioning, navigation and timing systems for U.S. military and civilian users, the company added.
The LCS system is designed to aid the launch and early orbit of GPS III satellites, Raytheon further noted.