US Air Force opens competition for GPS III
Date: Thursday, February 05 @ 07:06:58 UTC
The USAF 2016 budget plan includes wording that opens up competition for the manufacture of the GPS III satellites. Currently the contract to build the GPS III spacecraft is an exclusive agreement with Lockheed Martin. The contract awarded in 2008 was described as a 'winner takes all' though the contract was only for the first four satellites.

Since the contract was awarded the production has been marred by poor performance and delays from Lockheed Martin's subcontractors. This has opened up the door for other companies to tender for the manufacture of the satellites.

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