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  • Booz Allen to Support Navy GPS Directorate Under Potential $67M Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Booz Allen to Support Navy GPS Directorate Under Potential $67M Contract

    Booz Allen Hamilton has received a potential five-year, $67.5 million contract for systems engineering support to the global positioning system directorate of the U.S. Navy‘s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific. The contract will extend Booz Allen’s 15-year partnership with the service branch on  positioning, navigation and timing programs, the company said Thursday. Tom Pfeifer, an […] More

  • Air Force Tests Raytheon-Built Military GPS Receiver Tech - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Air Force Tests Raytheon-Built Military GPS Receiver Tech

    The U.S. Air Force has conducted a military-code global positioning system test using a Raytheon receiver technology designed to facilitate connectivity between multiple vehicle platforms and the service branch’s GPS network. Raytheon said Tuesday its MAGR-2K-M receiver was tested onboard a B-2 Spirit bomber aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, California, as part of a government-led GPS modernization initiative. The effort aims to update […] More

  • Air Force Accepts Raytheon-Built GPS Launch & Checkout System; Dave Wajsgras Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Air Force Accepts Raytheon-Built GPS Launch & Checkout System; Dave Wajsgras Comments

    A Raytheon-built ground launch and checkout system has been accepted by the U.S. Air Force to support management and operation of Global Positioning System satellites. Raytheon said Thursday the acceptance of GPS Operational Control System Block 0 reflects the company’s completion of all contractual requirements under the LCS program. The LCS ground system is designed to strengthen cybersecurity […] More

  • Orbital ATK Updates Navy Anti-Radiation Guided Missile Software - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Orbital ATK Updates Navy Anti-Radiation Guided Missile Software

    Orbital ATK has rolled out a software upgrade for the U.S. Navy‘s air-launched, anti-radiation guided missiles. The company said Monday it worked with the Navy earlier this year to test and demonstrate the Block 1 software upgrade for the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile. Cary Ralston, an Orbital ATK vice president and general manager, said the updated […] More

  • Lockheed to Develop Military Code Software for GPS Satellites - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed to Develop Military Code Software for GPS Satellites

    Lockheed Martin has received a $45.5 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to provide military-code early use software for current and future global positioning system satellites. The Defense Department said Wednesday the company’s space systems business will develop the software for the service branch to task, monitor and signal M-code programs in space. DoD noted the […] More

  • Lockheed Receives 3rd Harris-Built Navigation Payload for Air Force GPS III Satellite - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Receives 3rd Harris-Built Navigation Payload for Air Force GPS III Satellite

    Harris has shipped the third of 10 navigation payloads designed to help boost the accuracy, signal power and jamming resistance capacity of Global Positioning System III satellites Lockheed Martin is building for the U.S. Air Force. Lockheed is scheduled to integrate the new payload into the GPS III Space Vehicle 3 this summer, Harris said Wednesday. “We are now in […] More

  • Lockheed Deploys 3 of 6 Receivers for Air Force GPS Monitoring Stations; Vinny Sica Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Deploys 3 of 6 Receivers for Air Force GPS Monitoring Stations; Vinny Sica Comments

    Lockheed Martin has delivered three satellite signal receivers to the U.S. Air Force as part of efforts to update the service branch’s global positioning system monitoring stations at six international locations. The company said Monday the Monitor Station Technology Improvement Capability receivers will work to build on the accuracy of GPS satellite signals for navigation and positioning applications. Vinny […] More

  • NASA-Brazilian Research Team Plans CubeSat Mission to Study Ionosphere Phenomena - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA-Brazilian Research Team Plans CubeSat Mission to Study Ionosphere Phenomena

    NASA will collaborate with a team of space researchers in Brazil to conduct a joint CubeSat mission as part of efforts to study phenomena that occur within the Earth’s upper atmosphere. The Scintillation Prediction Observations Research Task mission aims to observe the equatorial plasma bubbles and scintillation in the ionosphere that affect radio communications, satellite technologies […] More

  • Australia's GPS Cubesat Payload Deploys From Space Station Into Orbit - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Australia’s GPS Cubesat Payload Deploys From Space Station Into Orbit

    The International Space Station has delivered a cube satellite with a global positioning system payload, developed by Australia’s space engineering research center and the University of New South Wales, to orbit using a NanoRacks deployer. The Australian defense department said Tuesday the Namaru GPS technology on board the U.S.-built Biarri-Point cubesat will support on-orbit research activities. Australia’s defense science and technology […] More

  • Lockheed to Supply Targeting Pods for Bahrain F-16 Fleet - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed to Supply Targeting Pods for Bahrain F-16 Fleet

    Lockheed Martin has secured a $22.5 million contract to provide targeting pods for integration onto Bahrain’s F-16 aircraft fleet through a direct commercial sale. The order covers Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods, spares and support equipment and delivery of the ATP units is scheduled to begin early next year, Lockheed said Monday. Paul Lemmo, vice president of fire control […] More

  • iGov Mobile Comms System Completes Production Acceptance Test & Evaluation - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    iGov Mobile Comms System Completes Production Acceptance Test & Evaluation

    Reston, Virginia-based information technology company iGov has wrapped up production acceptance test and evaluation on its mobile communications system that is designed to support the U.S. Air Force‘s tactical air control party. The company said Thursday the Tactical Air Control Party-Mobile Communications System was tested for more than 200 system requirements such as line-of-sight operations and range for […] More

  • Rockwell Collins Demos GPS Receivers in Ballistic & Guided Flight Tests - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Rockwell Collins Demos GPS Receivers in Ballistic & Guided Flight Tests

    Rockwell Collins‘ military-code global positioning system receivers have completed seven ballistic and guided flight tests that aimed to demonstrate live-fire tracking capacity for guided munitions. The company said Thursday its receivers acquired both M-Code and Y-Code GPS signals to direct munitions toward specific targets during the live-fire tests that occurred in Yuma, Arizona. “Together with the U.S. Army and Air […] More

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