Raytheon completes contractual requirements of the GPS OCX launch & checkout system

AURORA, Colo. U.S. Air Force officials accepted Raytheon's Operational Control System (OCX) launch and checkout system, also referred to as Block 0, signifying the company met all contractual requirements when it delivered the LCS to the service on September 29.

LCS is a fully modernized cybersecure ground system complete with the computing hardware, operations center workstations, and mission application software necessary to launch the first III satellite into orbit and perform initial on-orbit testing.

LCS forms the basis for the full system delivery, referred to as Block 1, which will provide higher accuracy and globally deployed modernized receivers, to ensure anti-jam capability for military users. It will also provide control of both legacy and modernized satellites and signals, including the new international L1C and modernized Military Code.

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