L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) has reached a major milestone in the US Air Force´s Navigation Technology Satellite-3 (NTS-3) project — passing the preliminary design review that defines the spacecraft´s path to delivery and allows the program to move to the next phase of development, the company said.
NTS-3 is an experimental program examining ways to improve the resiliency of the military´s positioning, navigation and timing capabilities. It will also develop key technologies relevant to the Global Positioning System (GPS) constellation, with the goal of future transition to the GPS IIIF program.
In collaboration with the Air Force Research Laboratory, Space and Missile Systems Center, and United States Space Force, L3Harris is combining experimental antennas, flexible and secure signals, increased automation, and use of commercial command and control assets.
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