U.S. Air Force plans to release GPS III Follow-On RFP next week

February 9, 2018  - By
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The U.S. Air Force plans to release a request for proposal (RFP) for the second phase of GPS III Follow-On satellite production “on or about” Feb. 13, according to a report by Inside Defense.

The RFP was expected in December 2017, but was held up as officials worked to solidify requirements.

The solicitation is expected to result in a contract for up to 22 GPS III Follow-On satellites in the 2019 time frame.

Lockheed Martin is on contract to build the initial 10 GPS III satellites, the first of which is expected to launch this year. Besides Lockheed, Boeing and Northrop Grumman  have both expressed interest in competing to produce the next batch of satellites.

About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.