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Second GPS III Launch Validates (At Long Last) Program Progress

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“GPS III SV02 is the newest generation of GPS satellites designed and built to deliver positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) information with three times better accuracy, and up to eight times improved anti-jamming capability than its predecessor.”

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Raytheon Wins Air Force F-15, C-130 Cyber Contracts

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Maintainers hook into a plane to find out what’s wrong with it. Smart weapons connect to the plane’s network. The pilot’s helmet mounted display taps into onboard and offboard data. “All these are potential threat vectors we’re concerned about,” Todd said.

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Space Force May Not Fix Space Acquisition Mess

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Military space programs have to navigate a maze of 60 agencies. Creating a Space Force may not make things simpler.

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Raytheon Joins The Multi Domain Band

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Over the last 18 months the Air Force and Army have charged ahead on multi-domain and only Lockheed Martin has spoken publicly about its efforts to win related contracts. Today that changed as Raytheon’s VP Todd Probert sat down with me here to discuss how important Multi Domain is to his company.

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Raytheon’s GPS Ground Station, OCX, Rights Itself?

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WASHINGTON: After three years during which it’s been the Air Force’s greatest problem child, Raytheon’s next-generation ground control system for GPS satellites is back on track, the company’s top man on the program says. Ellen Lord, the head of Pentagon acquisition, and Will Roper, head of Air Force acquisition, met with Bill Sullivan and other… Keep reading →

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AF Budget: JSTARS Recap Finally Killed; B1, B-2 Bombers Will Be Too

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PENTAGON: The Air Force was eclipsed as the biggest budget winner this year, partially because of its decision to begin shifting from current weapons to new ones. The Army, which has greatly increased its commitment to land weapons, increased 14.9 percent and the Air Force is up 14.1 percent. Meanwhile the Navy Department — which includes… Keep reading →

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OCX May Take First Big Step Out Of Purdah

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WASHINGTON:  If all goes well, Raytheon‘s crucial next-generation ground control system for GPS, OCX, will pass its first major hurdle next month as it scrambles out from under the opprobrium of being labeled the worst acquisition program in the Air Force. OCX is designed to double the accuracy of the Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) signal,… Keep reading →

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Space Corps Would Fix Troubled OCX, FAB-T, Argue Top StratForces Lawmakers

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WASHINGTON: Space Corps. It sounds cool. You get visions of space marines and pilots saving the universe. In their latest blast against the Air Force, though, Reps. Mike Rogers and Jim Cooper are more, well, down to earth. They argue that the failings of big-ticket programs such as OCX and FAB-T offer ammunition that a Space… Keep reading →

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Air Force Space Budget Up $1.5B; Teague ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ On OCX DAB Meet

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PENTAGON: The big news on the 2018 Air Force space budget: it grew at least $1.5 billion. That’s a large increase considering the total budget request is $10.4 billion. For perspective, the entire Defense Department space budget last year — known as the space Major Force Program — was $22 billion. The Air Force oversees the vast… Keep reading →

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OCX May Pave Way For ‘Huge’ Raytheon Cyber Business

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COLORADO SPRINGS: OCX, for the last two years the most troubled space acquisition program and a watchword for the high risks of being the first program to try and meet the Pentagon’s highest cyber security standards, may now open the way for Raytheon to plow its way deep into the rich fields of the cyber security market.… Keep reading →

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