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Raytheon Offers Pentagon Space Systems Proposals

By | April 16, 2007

      Raytheon Co. [RTN] gave the Department of Defense two proposals for space programs, one for the next-generation Global Positioning System Control Segment (OCX), and the other for Network and Space Operations & Maintenance (NSOM), the company announced.

      The announcement came at Colorado Springs, Colo., as the Space Foundation held its 23rd Space Symposium 2007 there.

      GPS OCX is a program to provide command, control, and mission support for current GPS Block II as well as future GPS Block III satellites with support to existing and new interfaces.

      Initial selection of two qualified competitors is scheduled for August. The OCX program is valued at $160 million and is administered by the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base.

      The NSOM program, which will be administered by the Air Force Space Command 50th Space Wing at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., will be executed over the next seven years.

      NSOM will provide operations, maintenance and logistics support to a number of Department of Defense space systems. Among them are the defense satellite communications system Earth terminals; MILSTAR Earth terminals; data link terminals; Air Force satellite control network remote tracking stations; global positioning system ground antennas, monitor stations and the master control station.

      The Raytheon NSOM teammates are: Northrop Grumman Corp. [NOC] unit Space & Mission System Corp., Lockheed Martin Corp. [LMT], Sparta, Inc.; Infinity Systems Engineering, ITS, Integral Systems, Frontier Systems Integrators, LLC; and Boecore.

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