GPS III satellite delivery delayed

The GPS III satellite program is expected to miss a critical deadline due to a delay of its Exelis-provided navigational payload, according to Defense Systems. However, Air Force officials have said that they are confident that it will not delay the overall constellation of Lockheed Martin satellites.

The GPS III program is expected to replace legacy GPS satellites and provide upgraded capabilities, including new anti-jamming capabilities, three times the positional accuracy, and a 25 percent longer spacecraft life, according to Lockheed Martin.

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