Young Signs GPS III Acquisition Decision Memorandum

By Jason Simpson / May 9, 2008 at 5:00 AM
Pentagon acquisition executive John Young signed an acquisition decision memorandum today for the Air Force's Global Positioning System III program, clearing the way for the air service to award a contract for the next-generation navigation satellite constellation. The highly anticipated GPS III award is a follow-on program in a series of GPS satellite constellations -- most recently the GPS IIF, the first spacecraft of which is anticipated to be launched in 2009. The first GPS III satellite has a current...

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