New GPS Satellite’s Delivery Slips Again Over Untested Component

  • Lockheed satellite at least 32 Months late to U.S. Air Force
  • August delivery missed after discovery a part wasn’t checked

The U.S. Air Force’s first new GPS satellite, already 28 months late, missed its most recent delivery date last month and won’t be shipped until at least December because a subcontractor to Lockheed Martin Corp. failed to conduct testing on a key part years ago.

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