The GPS Innovation Alliance (GPSIA) has announced Lockheed Martin [LMT] as the newest member of the organization. Lockheed Martin joins member companies John Deere [DE], Garmin [GRMN], Trimble [TRMB], and Collins Aerospace [RTX] as well as 11 national organizations who make up GPSIA’s affiliates program. As the newest member of GPSIA, Lockheed Martin will work with the Alliance to support its goals of heightening the awareness of the benefits of GPS technology — while advocating as the voice of the GPS industry in Washington.

Lockheed Martin has a heritage in designing, building, and sustaining the Space Forces Global Position System. The company’s GPS IIR and IIR-M satellites continue to deliver past their design life. With its new GPS III/IIIF satellites, Lockheed Martin is helping modernize today’s GPS with more powerful and flexible new technology. The company’s first two GPS III satellites became operational on-orbit in January and April 2020.

“We are thrilled to welcome Lockheed Martin as the newest member of the GPS Innovation Alliance,” said GPSIA Executive Director J. David Grossman. “With a deep and rich history of championing GPS technology and as the leading contractor in developing the next-generation GPS III satellites, Lockheed Martin brings a wealth of experience to help the industry move boldly into the future. We look forward to working with their team and are enthusiastic about their valuable addition in our efforts to enhance GPS innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.”