Booz Allen to modernize GPS for US Navy and Air Force

The US Navy´s Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC Pacific), in partnership with the US Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), has awarded Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) a USD 178 million contract to provide technical engineering services toward the modernization of advanced Global Positioning System (GPS) systems, the company said.

The NIWC Pacific Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) Division is the Navy´s principal research and development center for navigation sensors and systems. SMC is the center of technical excellence for developing, acquiring, fielding, and sustaining resilient and affordable military space systems.

By executing this contract, Booz Allen will continue to serve as a key mission partner for NIWC Pacific and SMC on the important endeavor of modernizing PNT systems for US and Allied warfighters.

In order to execute this highly complex scope of work, Booz Allen will provide a range of essential services, including system definition, requirements synchronization, capability improvement, cybersecurity engineering, platform integration and testing, and acquisition program management. Specifically, Booz Allen´s work will aid in the development and modernization of GPS systems through major programs such as Military GPS User Equipment, GPS III, and Next Generation Operational Control System.

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