Lockheed & EADS to Ensure Navstar/ Galileo GPS Compatibility

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Galileo concept(click to view full) Lockheed Martin and EADS Astrium announced that they have signed a teaming agreement to ensure interoperability of the Global Positioning System (GPS) III and the European Galileo Satellite Navigation programs. The two companies will perform systems engineering and technical assistance tasks for each other in the areas of interoperability, integrity and optimization of joint constellation performance. Additionally, the companies will offer reciprocal bids on operational hardware and software within the policy and export constraints of both programs. Navstar Constellation:GPS Block IIA, IIR/M, IIF(click to view full) “This opens a new dimension of cooperation between two of the world’s leading technology companies in systems that will benefit consumers for decades as the Galileo and GPS III systems come on line,” said Reinhold Lutz, EADS Senior Vice President for Earth Observation, Navigation & Science. See DID’s in-depth coverage of the USA’s NAVSTAR GPS system plans for more information.

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