Air Force funds study for improved GPS

LANHAM, Md., 25 August 2005. Integral Systems, Inc. today announced that it has won an Air Force GPS Control Segment (OCX) PRDA (Program Research and Development Announcement) contract. The contract value is approximately $1.2 million.

Aug 25th, 2005

LANHAM, Md., 25 August 2005. Integral Systems, Inc. today announced that it has won an Air Force GPS Control Segment (OCX) PRDA (Program Research and Development Announcement) contract. The contract value is approximately $1.2 million.

During this six-month study contract, Integral will investigate and develop hardware and software architectures for the next generation GPS ground segment. Integral will also provide technology demonstrations to show the ability of their architecture and capabilities to meet the GPS OCX mission requirements.

"This study is an important first step towards the development of the GPS OCX. I am looking forward to incorporating the study results into our proposal for the OCX implementation next year," said Steven R. Chamberlain, Integral's chairman and CEO.

Jim Schuetzle, Integral's vice president of USAF Force Enhancement and Space Support Programs, added, "We are very pleased to have been selected by the Air Force to help refine the GPS Control Segment architecture. The GPS Program is critical to both civilian and military users and we believe Integral has the proven capabilities to make it a success."

Founded in 1982, Integral Systems is a leading provider of satellite ground systems and has supported over 190 different satellite missions for communications, science, meteorological, and earth resource applications. The company was the first to offer an integrated suite of COTS software products for satellite command and control, the EPOCH IPS product line. EPOCH has become a world market leader in commercial applications with successful installations on 5 continents.

The company's subsidiary, SAT Corp., provides satellite and terrestrial communications signal monitoring systems to satellite operators and users throughout the world. Through its Newpoint Technologies, Inc. subsidiary, the company also provides software for equipment monitoring and control to satellite operators and telecommunications firms. The company's RT Logic subsidiary builds telemetry processing systems for military applications including tracking stations, control centers and range operations. Integral Systems has approximately 410 employees working at company headquarters in Lanham, Md., and at other locations in both the U.S. and Europe. For more information, see www.integ.com.

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