The Air Force has awarded Raytheon a $228 million contract for the GPS IIIF Operational Control Segment.
The OCX IIIF contract, issued April 30, covers upgrades to the GPS III ground segment, which Raytheon is also developing. OCX blocks 1 and 2 are expected to field next year, and the IIIF upgrade will modify the software baseline to allow it to incorporate new capabilities like improved anti-jamming and cybersecurity.
OCX IIIF is expected to be delivered in July 2025, the service said in a press release. The $228 million contract is slightly higher than the program's $223 million cost estimate, which the Government Accountability Office reported in January.