• Live News KCNC-CBS4 News At Noon
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
TOY DRIVE: Help the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver this holiday season! (Together 4 Colorado Toy Drive)

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — The Defense Department has awarded a $7.2 million contract to Raytheon Co. in Aurora for work on the Global Positioning System.

The contract was announced Tuesday.

The Defense Department says the contract is for work on the Next Generation Operational Control System for GPS.

The work will be done in Aurora and is scheduled for completion by the end of next year.

GPS was designed for the military and now has widespread civilian uses as well. The system is operated by the Air Force Space Command’s 2nd Space Operations Squadron at Schriever Air Force Base outside Colorado Springs.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Denver

NEWS TEAM
Future Leaders

Watch & Listen LIVE