Lockheed Martin will supply 22 Global Positioning System Follow-on (GPS IIIF) satellites to the U.S. Air Force as part of a new constellation that features a stronger signal for specialized military receivers, the service announced on Sept. 14. The service expects the first GPS IIIF satellite to be ready for launch in 2026. The fixed-price contract worth up to $7.2 billion came to Lockheed by default after two potential bidders – Boeing and Northrop Grumman – dropped out of the ...

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