Raytheon completes critical design review for GPS OCX software Iteration 1.5

 Raytheon completes critical design review for GPS OCX software Iteration 1.5

OCX Launch and Checkout System will provide a mission-critical capability

PR Newswire

AURORA, Colo., Oct. 3, 2013

AURORA, Colo., Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN)
successfully completed software Iteration 1.5 Critical Design Review (iCDR)
for the Global Positioning System (GPS) Next Generation Operational Control
System (OCX).

The Iteration 1.5 software development provides the mission-critical Launch
and Checkout System (LCS) software to support the first GPS III satellite
launch and serves as the cyber-hardened baseline to which additional
capabilities will be added to complete OCX Blocks 1 and 2.

"This successful CDR for GPS OCX's Iteration 1.5 software is a major milestone
and demonstrates that OCX is on track to support the first GPS III satellite
launch and to deliver critical Block 1 and 2 capabilities," said Matthew
Gilligan, Raytheon's GPS OCX program manager and a vice president with
Raytheon's Intelligence, Information and Services business. "Iteration 1.5
also provides the initial OCX baseline for key deployments and early site
integration scheduled for early 2014 at Schriever and Vandenberg Air Force

The Raytheon-built GPS OCX has recently achieved several key milestones,
setting the stage for GPS III launch support:

  oLCS, which is a subset of Iteration 1.5, recently completed the third of
    five GPS III launch readiness exercises in cooperation with the U.S. Air
    Force Space and Missile Systems Center and Lockheed Martin.
  oLCS recently received Interim Authority To Test certification for one year
    with no liens, demonstrating that Raytheon meets the Air Force's high
    standards for Information Assurance as this critical national system is
  oThe Iteration 1.5 development software will enter system test and
    evaluation in late 2013 in preparation for LCS system acceptance testing
    in 2014.

GPS OCX provides command, control and mission management for the GPS
constellation, including the IIR, IIR-M and IIF satellites, as well as the new
GPS III satellites, in a system that is protected against current and future
cyber threats. OCX enables full navigation messaging on the new L2 and L5
civil signals as well as the new, jam-resistant military signal (M-Code),
providing essential new capabilities to military, civil and commercial users

OCX supports the new L1C civil signal on GPS III satellites to provide
interoperability with international global navigation satellite systems, such
as Europe's Galileo. With its built-in automation and compact, efficient,
service-oriented architecture, OCX increases operator efficiency, reduces
operator requirements, is less expensive to maintain than current GPS control
systems, and provides the ability to evolve as the GPS system evolves.

About Raytheon
Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees
worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense,
security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation
spanning 91 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission
systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects;
and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a
broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham,
Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on
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