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New GPS Sats Can Maneuver & Resist Jamming

Friday, February 28, 2020   (0 Comments)

By Theresa Hitchens  |  February 26, 2020  |  Breaking Defense


"NTS-3 is all about getting the data to the warfighter fast," says Bill Gattle, president of L3Harris Space Systems.

AFA 2020: Not only will the Space Force’s new positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) constellation, called NTS-3, provide jam-resistant capabilities to troops on the battlefield, the satellites will be able to rapidly redeploy to provide coverage where it’s most needed, says Bill Gattle, president of L3Harris Space Systems. “NTS-3 is all about getting the data to the warfighter fast,” he told me in a phone interview today.

NTS-3, being built by L3Harris under an $84 million contract, is one of the leap-ahead technology programs called Vanguards managed by Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). It is designed “to fill the gap” in current Global Positioning System satellites (GPS III) capability by rapidly bringing online the long-delayed, anti-jam M-Code for military users, he explained. It should launch in 2023. READ MORE...

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