Cost Issues May Sink Next-Gen Air Force GPS Control System

By Daniel Wilson (July 5, 2016, 4:03 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Air Force has announced that the expected cost of its next-generation GPS satellite control system has ballooned past a cost growth limit, triggering a statutory requirement to review and possibly scrap the multibillion-dollar program.

The cost of the Next-Generation Operational Control Segment, or OCX, program is expected to exceed 25 percent above the program's cost baseline, triggering a mandatory review requirement under the Nunn-McCurdy Amendment, the Air Force announced Thursday. A range of issues had contributed to the cost blowout for the program, being developed by Raytheon Co., the Air Force claimed in the announcement.

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