AIR FORCE

GD nabs $25.4M subcontract from Lockheed for GPS satellites

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has won a $25.4 million subcontract from Lockheed Martin to help support the Air Force’s GPS III satellites.

These satellites will improve position, navigation and timing services and provide advanced anti-jam capabilities yielding superior system security, accuracy and reliability, General Dynamics said in a release.

Under the contract, the company will assist Lockheed Martin in providing the network communications capability for space satellite seven and eight.

Specifically, General Dynamics will provide the communications functions for the satellites including the ground-to-space command and control channel, the space-to-space inter-satellite channel and the command and telemetry communication channels.

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Mark Hoover is a senior staff writer with Washington Technology. You can contact him at mhoover@washingtontechnology.com, or connect with him on Twitter at @mhooverWT.

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