Teaming Up for GPS III Competition:

Lockheed Martin and ITT are teaming to vie to build USAF’s next generation Global Positioning System Block III satellite, according to a Lockheed press release. As in their previous partnership on the GPS Block IIR and IIR-M series, Lockheed will be the prime contractor and spacecraft integrator, while ITT will provide the navigation payloads. Air Force Space Command’s Space and Missile System Center expects to award the multi-billion contract next year.