US Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin GPS M-Code Early Use Ground System Upgrade Contract
Sunday, 17 September 2017 Denver CO (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $45.5 million contract to provide Military Code (M-Code) Early Use (MCEU) capability to the Global Positioning System (GPS). Part of the Air Force's overall modernization plan for the GPS, M-Code is an advanced, new signal designed to improve anti-jamming and protection from spoofing, as well as to increase secure access, to military
As of April 2017, the United States Air Force was 1,555 pilots short of its mandated 20,300 fliers, and is expected to be lacking 1,000 fighter pilots by September. In the summer of 2016, the Air Force chief of staff and Air Force secretary called it a "quiet crisis," and the service is now looking...