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Boeing Completes GPS Control Segment Review

By | June 23, 2003

      Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced Monday that it had completed the integrated baseline review for the Global Positioning System (GPS) control segment.

      Boeing is responsible for the development of the new GPS operational control segment, which will include a distributed architecture and modernized hardware and software for the GPS IIR and IIF series of satellites.

      Established by the U.S. Air Force in 1999, the GPS control segment is operated by Boeing and supported by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and the Harris Corp. [NYSE: HRS].

      Under a separate contract awarded in September 2002, Boeing is building the first three GPS IIF satellites, with a potential total of up to 12 satellites. The IIF satellites will provide new GPS capabilities, including improved anti-jamming, increased accuracy, higher integrity and secure military use.

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