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Raytheon installs first GPS OCX hardware

US: Raytheon has installed the first operational hardware for the Global Positioning System's Next Generation Operational Control System, known as GPS OCX. The innovative new system is expected to deliver a host of new capabilities, including automation for operational efficiencies, improved accuracy, interoperability with geo-positioning and navigation systems of other nations for better global coverage, and a cybersecurity architecture that provides unprecedented levels of protection. Matt Gilligan, vice president of Navigation and Environmental Solutions at Raytheon Intelligence, believes that installation of the initial OCX hardware is a step toward next year's acceptance of the OCX Launch and Checkout System for the GPS III satellites. The company believes that the new ground command and control system will significantly modernise US GPS capabilities.

Source: Raytheon