13. Global Positioning System IIIF
> Total approved funding: $318 million
The U.S. military currently operates a series of satellites capable of relaying relevant combat data and support to troops on the ground. The GPS III Follow-on IIIF furthers the capabilities of these satellites through upgraded software and then testing.
12. Global Positioning System III Operational Control Segment
> Total approved funding: $360 million
The Operational Control Segment for GPS III is somewhat outmoded. This funding allows for the transitioning of satellite constellation operations from OCS to the updated OCX, or Next Generation Operational Control System.
11. Army Lower Tier Air Missile Defense
> Total approved funding: $380 million
The Army Lower Tier Air Missile Defense Sensor acts as a defense system against tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and more. The funding would ensure its continued software enhancement and increased identifying capabilities.
10. Global Positioning System user equipment
> Total approved funding: $383 million
This funding is for the updating of GPS user equipment and software on ground, aircraft, ships, and weapons systems. As technology of legacy satellites is being updated, vehicles need updated equipment as well.
9. Army Mid-Range Missile capability
> Total approved funding: $404 million
This funding goes to further development and testing of mid-range missile capabilities for the U.S. Army. The continued software enhancement will remain a focus for improved targeting and combat identification.
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