US Air Force upgrades GPS software

US Air Force upgrades GPS software


Colorado, US: The US Air Force officials from the 2nd Space Operations Squadron at Schriever AFB, Colorado, completed the Architecture Evolution Plan 5.6 software upload. “This AEP 5.6 is a small software update, bringing specific changes to support the upcoming IIF-2 launch,” said Col. Harold Martin, the acting Positioning, Navigation and Timing Command lead of the Air Force Space Command Directorate of Air, Space and Cyberspace Operations.

“This release does not contain fixes involving any changes to the navigation message, and therefore should be transparent to the end user,” Col. Martin added.

Air Force Space Command officials said they are dedicated to the modernisation of GPS and committed to developing and delivering control systems to enable command and control of new signals and capabilities.