COLORADO SPRINGS — Though parts for the new GPS III satellites are costing more than planned, Lockheed Martin says the rigor applied by the U.S. Air Force in quality assurance is setting a new industry standard. Based on a recommendation from The Aerospace Corp., the Air Force required additional testing for parts bound for the GPS III satellites, says Keoki Jackson, Lockheed Martin’s navigation systems vice president. These tests were deemed necessary to avoid some of the problems that ...


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