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FY 2017 budget request includes $857 million for GPS

February 19, 2016  - By
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The President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2017 includes $847.362 million in Department of Defense funds and $10 million in Department of Transportation funds to sustain and modernize the Global Positioning System (GPS).

Funds will go toward the GPS III program, including the new ground system (OCX), military user equipment, and wide-area augmentation through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

FY 2017 Program Element
FY 2016
FY 2017
Space Procurement, Air Force: GPS III Satellites $199.218M $34.059M
RDT&E, Air Force: GPS III Satellites $180.902M $141.888M
RDT&E, Air Force: Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX) $350.232M $393.268M
RDT&E, Air Force: Military GPS User Equipment $142.288M $278.147M
DOT Research & Technology: Civil Signal Monitoring – Air Force – GPS $15M $10M

By national policy, DOT provides resources to DOD for assessment, development, acquisition, implementation, operation, and sustainment of additional designated GPS civil capabilities beyond the second and third civil signals. In addition, the DOT budget includes the following GPS augmentations and activities.

FY 2017 Program
FY 2016
FY 2017
FAA Facilities & Equipment: Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) and GPS Civil Requirements Oversight $80.6M $85M
FAA Facilities & Equipment: Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) GEO Satellite Leases $26.6M $26.6M
DOT Research & Technology: Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) $1.61M $1.61M

More details on the budget are available at

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