Free Newsletter
Register for our Free Newsletters
Airport, Border and Port Safety and Security
Left Nav Sep
Left Nav Sep
Civil Aircraft
Left Nav Sep
Civil Airlines, Airports and Services
Left Nav Sep
Communications and Navigation
Left Nav Sep
Education, Training and Professional Services
Left Nav Sep
Manufacturing and Materials
Left Nav Sep
Military and Defence Facilities
Left Nav Sep
Military Aviation
Left Nav Sep
Military Vehicles
Left Nav Sep
Naval Systems
Left Nav Sep
Personal Equipment
Left Nav Sep
Software and IT Services
Left Nav Sep
Space and Satellite
Left Nav Sep
Weapons, Ammunition and Explosives
Left Nav Sep
View All
Other Carouselweb publications
Carousel Web
Defense File Logo
New Material Logo
Pro Health Service Zone
Pro Manufacturing Zone
Prosecurity Zone
Web Lec Logo
Pro Engineering Zone

Boeing Supports New U.S. Air Force GPS Ground Control System

Boeing : 20 September, 2007  (Company News)
Boeing has successfully assisted the U.S. Air Force in deploying a new ground control system that will enhance the operation of 32 Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites currently in orbit.
The distributed server-based system, known as the Architecture Evolution Plan (AEP), is designed to improve operations, increase efficiency and accommodate future GPS capabilities as they become available.

'This transition marks a major GPS milestone,' said Col. David Madden, U.S. Air Force. 'The transition to AEP introduces a new era of GPS operational capabilities for our warfighters and civilian users around the globe. The U.S. Air Force worked with the GPS system's partners to ensure the transition was seamless to the millions of civilian and military users who rely upon the highly accurate GPS service every day.'

Boeing and the Air Force rehearsed the scheduled transition repeatedly to ensure continued signal integrity, position accuracy, uninterrupted service and user transparency.

'Given the global uses for the GPS satellites, ranging from civilian vehicle location systems and search and rescue to military uses such as land, sea and airborne navigation, it's important that the system continues to operate efficiently and correctly,' said Howard Chambers, vice president and general manager of Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems. 'As the prime contractor of the team, we worked closely with our Air Force customer and subcontractor Lockheed Martin to deliver an effective, next-generation control system for the GPS constellation. I thank and congratulate the transition team on this success, and we look forward to the future GPS benefits that the new ground system will support.'
Bookmark and Share
Home I Editor's Blog I News by Zone I News by Date I News by Category I Special Reports I Directory I Events I Advertise I Submit Your News I About Us I Guides
   © 2012
Netgains Logo