U.S. Space Force Contracts Lockheed Martin for Three More GPS IIIF Satellites
The U.S. Space Force exercised its second contract option valued at approximately $737 million for the procurement of three additional GPS III Follow On (GPS IIIF) space vehicles (SVs) from Lockheed Martin on Oct. 22, 2021. This contract option is for GPS IIIF satellites 15, 16 and 17 (SV15-17).
GPS IIIF satellites build off the innovative design of Lockheed Martin’s next generation GPS III satellites (SV 01-10), which provide three times greater accuracy, up to eight times improved anti-jamming capability and increased resiliency, in addition to modernisation, compared to legacy GPS satellites in today’s constellation. GPS III also adds a new L1C civil signal that is compatible with other global navigation satellite systems, such as Galileo.
Read more in GPS World article. https://www.gpsworld.com/u-s-space-force-contracts-lockheed-martin-for-three-more-gps-iiif-satellites/?utm_source=Autonomous+Arena&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_campaign=NCMCD211111003&oly_enc_id=1784A2382467C6V