Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has provided Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) with its sixth of ten advanced navigation payloads contracted for the US Air Force´s GPS III satellite program, the company said.
The GPS III navigation payload features a Mission Data Unit (MDU) with a unique 70-percent digital design that links atomic clocks, radiation-hardened processors and powerful transmitters — enabling signals three times more accurate than those on current GPS satellites. The payload also boosts signal power, which increases jamming resistance by eight times and helps extend the satellite´s lifespan.
Harris Corporation is a technology innovator, solving customers´ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports government and commercial customers in more than 100 countries and has approximately USD 6 billion in annual revenue. The company is organized into three business segments: Communication Systems, Electronic Systems and Space and Intelligence Systems. Learn more at harris.com.