GPS Partnership demonstrates growth

18 October 2013

During the 7th GPS Support Partnership Committee (SPC) meeting held recently, the attending countries Canada, Denmark, Germany (observer), Netherlands, Poland (observer), United Kingdom and United States received an update on NSPA activities in the area of procurement, engineering support, maintenance and disposal of various types of GPS user equipment.

A large portion of NSPA support services are furnished by in-house sources, to include the Rockets, Missiles, UAS, GPS, Combat Vehicles Programme Workshop as the only authorized facility outside the United States with a capability to repair military GPS receivers and demilitarize GPS cards. Industry presentations given by Rockwell Collins (US and Germany), Trimble, Honeywell and Raytheon provided an overview about current GPS applications, new developments and support options.

Programme Manager Giorgio Scappaticci: "Despite the young age of this Partnership, the growth of business has been strong and we foresee a further expansion of our activities in the future. The strong support from our customers and the US Air Force GPS Directorate has been a key to this success. I have no doubt that the level of co-operation with industry demonstrated at this meeting will make this Partnership even more attractive for many more user countries."