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US Space Force logs another cost increase for Raytheon’s next-generation GPS ground station

Tuesday, March 31, 2020   (0 Comments)

By Valerie Insinna  |  March 29, 2020  |  C4ISRNET


WASHINGTON — The U.S. Space Force will pay $378 million to replace the computer hardware in Raytheon’s troubled Operational Control System after the original provider was sold to a Chinese company.

The program, known as OCX, was initially going to use hardware from the IBM x86 product line in the building of next-generation GPS ground stations, the Space and Missile Systems Center said in a Friday news release. However, that product line is being sold to Chinese-owned Lenovo in August 2022 — a purchase approved in 2014 by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, the U.S. government organization that reviews international investment in American companies. READ MORE...

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