Air Force Slowing Pace Of GPS III Buys, Pushing Back Launch Competition

By Courtney Albon / March 5, 2014 at 10:10 PM
The Air Force in its fiscal year 2015 budget request is slowing its plans for purchasing next-generation Global Positioning System satellites -- a move that significantly reduces the number of launches available for competition between 2015 and 2017. The service had expected to purchase 10 GPS III satellites in fiscal years 2015 through 2018, according to its FY-14 budget projections. Maj. Gen. Robert McMurry, director of space programs for the Air Force's assistant secretary for acquisition, told reporters today that...

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