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Raytheon’s new GPS ground stations delayed again

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force’s OCX program, which will procure new ground control stations for the service’s next-generation GPS satellites, has been delayed by another nine months, meaning the technology will not be ready until April 2022, the U.S. Air Force confirmed Monday.

With that delay comes additional cost. Last October, when the Pentagon certified the program would continue despite an increased cost of over 25 percent, it anticipated spending $5.4 billion during the development phase of the program. That figure has now increased to $6 billion, the U.S. Air Force stated.

According to U.S. Air Force spokeswoman AnnMarie Annicelli, the service decided to extend the development phase of the program as a result of “realized program technical risks,” including “hardware and software obsolescence refreshes.”

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