GD nabs more GPS III work with Lockheed
- By Zach Noble
- Mar 21, 2014
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has won a $26 million contract from Lockheed Martin to support the Air Force’s GPS systems.
The contract will entail the production and support of U.S. Air Force Global Positioning System (GPS) III Network Communications Element (NCE) for GPS III space vehicles, General Dynamics said in a news release.
The system will provide the Air Force will navigation and anti-jamming capabilities.
General Dynamics is already under contract to produce the first four GPS III space vehicles; the new contract award provides funding for the completion of a fifth and sixth vehicle.
Zach Noble is a staff writer covering digital citizen services, workforce issues and a range of civilian federal agencies.
Before joining FCW in 2015, Noble served as assistant editor at the viral news site TheBlaze, where he wrote a mix of business, political and breaking news stories and managed weekend news coverage. He has also written for online and print publications including The Washington Free Beacon, The Santa Barbara News-Press, The Federalist and Washington Technology.
Noble is a graduate of Saint Vincent College, where he studied English, economics and mathematics.
Click here for previous articles by Noble, or connect with him on Twitter: @thezachnoble.