Boeing offers ‘better’ GPS

Boeing has submitted its proposal to the US Air Force for the development and production of up to 12 GPS III satellites.

According to Boeing, the proposed system would provide a positioning service that is 10 times better than existing systems as well as improved anti-jamming capabilities.

Following a two-year planning stage with the air force, Boeing completed a successful System Design Review for the new GPS satellite constellation earlier this year, and in July the technology was declared ready by Boeing after an end-to-end demonstration to test the supposedly low risk, flexible payload architecture.

The US Air Force is still in the process of selecting a source for the new programme and plans to launch the first constellation of satellites in mid-2013.