Global Positioning Systems Directorate

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Global Positioning Systems Wing
Global Positioning Systems Wing.png
Global Positioning Systems Wing emblem
Active 1973-present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role GPS service
Size ~700 military & civilian
Part of Air Force Space Command
Garrison/HQ Los Angeles AFB, California
Commanders
Current
commander
Colonel Steven P. Whitney

The United States Air Force's Global Positioning Systems Wing is a unit of the Space and Missile Systems Center located at Los Angeles AFB, California.

Mission[edit]

To develop, produce and maintain the fleet of Global Positioning System satellites, their associated ground control equipment, and end-user technologies. The day-to-day operations of the GPS network are handled by the 50th Space Wing.

History[edit]

Previous designations[edit]

  • GPS Joint Program Office (JPO) 1973–2006[1]
  • Global Positioning Systems Wing(GPSW) 2006-[2]

Squadrons assigned[edit]

  • ()

Bases stationed[edit]

Aircraft & Missiles Operated[3][edit]

  • (???-Present)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rogers, B. (2006). United States Air Force Unit Designations Since 1978. ISBN 1-85780-197-0
  2. ^ https://gps.army.mil/gps/CustomContent/gps/PolicySynopsis26Sep07R.pdf
  3. ^ World Airpower Journal. (1992). US Air Force Air Power Directory. Aerospace Publishing: London, UK. ISBN 1-880588-01-3

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