Long-lasting legacy GPS systems allow leeway for slower development.
The Air Force plans to flight-test the ACES-HY aboard a Predator UAV.
The service is adding 7,000 Galaxy Note II smartphones to the Nett Warrior system, but they won’t work like typical smartphones.
Two will be launched into geosynchronous orbit this year, to keep a close eye on other countries’ satellites and space debris.
GPS Block IIF satellites continue to replace aging satellites, while the Air Force prepares for the next-generation GPS III.
Budget pressures, bandwidth demand and technical innovations in the private sector should lead the military to commercial options.
The potential for spoofing and jamming is prompting a look at old and new technologies.
Exelis and Lockheed Martin continue to deal with navigational payload problems.