Raytheon has passedÂ a qualification test and design review for theÂ Global Positioning System Next Generation Operational Control SystemÂ the company is developing for theÂ U.S. Air Force contract.
The company said Thursday the GPS OCXÂ Monitor Station Receiver Element met the requirements ofÂ an electromagnetic interference test with aÂ 100 percent passing rate as well asÂ a design review which approves transition toÂ hardware development.
Raytheon develops OCX in blocks such asÂ Block 0 for a launch-and-checkout system and Block 2, which entails theÂ Air Force’s transition fromÂ current GPS systems to GPS OCX as wellÂ GPS Navigation Warfare updates.
OCX will support the service branch’s GPS modernization efforts to offerÂ new positioning, navigation and timing systems forÂ U.S. military and civilian users, the company added.
The LCS system is designed to aid theÂ launch and early orbit of GPS III satellites, Raytheon further noted.