Lockheed Martin and EADS Astrium to team on future satellite navigation systems

Lockheed Martin and EADS Astrium to team on future satellite navigation systems

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Munich, Germany, 25 May 2006: Lockheed Martin and EADS Astrium announced on May 25 that they have signed a teaming agreement to ensure interoperability of the GPS III and the European Galileo Satellite Navigation programmes – the world’s two most important upcoming satellite navigation systems.

The companies intend to perform systems engineering and technical assistance tasks for each other in the areas of interoperability, integrity and optimisation of joint constellation performance. Additionally, the companies will offer reciprocal bids on operational hardware and software within the policy and export constraints of both programmes.