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Raytheon led team to bid for final phase of GAGAN - India's satellite-based navigation system news
16 July 2008

Raytheon Company is leading a team to deliver a comprehensive solution for the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Airports Authority of India (AAI) global navigation satellite systems.

The solution will complete the final phase of the Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) aided Geosynchronous Augmented Navigation System (GAGAN).

GAGAN will provide satellite-based navigation for civil aviation across South and East Asia, providing India with the most accurate, flexible and efficient air navigation system deployed.

The GAGAN design is based on the experience gained delivering the only certified space-based augmentation systems. For instance, the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAS) was certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in July 2003, and the MTSAT Satellite Augmentation System was certified by the Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau in September 2007.

"We look forward to continuing our collaborative relationship with ISRO and AAI during this critical phase of GAGAN," said Andy Zogg, Raytheon vice president of airspace management and homeland security. "We are committed to a thorough transfer of knowledge of the GAGAN system to further enhance India's leadership position in air navigation."

The Raytheon team will leverage the experience gained during the past several years in deploying the technology demonstration system phase of GAGAN. Team members include Bangalore based Accord Software and Systems Pvt. Ltd. for GPS-based user receiver prototype development optimized for the equatorial region; Gurgaon-based Elcome Technologies Pvt. Ltd. for logistical and on-site support; and Naverus, Inc., of Kent, Washington, for performance-based navigation route design, procedure flight validation and other related services.

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Raytheon led team to bid for final phase of GAGAN - India's satellite-based navigation system