The Boeing Company is leading a U.S. industry team that includes Raytheon and Harris Corp. to pursue future development and sustainment work on the Air Force GPS Control Segment Sustainment contract.

The control segment is the ground hardware and software that controls the space vehicles and their payloads. Boeing’s Colorado Springs team is leading the effort.

The contract will extend the current GPS operation program until its transitions to the next-generation control segment, developed by Raytheon with Boeing’s support.

The U.S. Air Forces’ Ogden Air Logistics Center in Utah will goin the GPS team under a new public-private partnership arrangement. The ALC will be a critical partner supporting software sustainment at the Boeing Mission Operations Support center in Colorado Springs.

The local office reflects a $35 million investment by Boeing and the Air Force for more than 10 years to create a partnership that fosters development, testing and fielding of hardware and software solutons to support Air Force Space Command.

Other members of the Boeing-led team include CRGT, Infinity Systems Engineering, Boecore, Expert Methods Inc., a.i. Solutions and RT Logic.

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