Positioning Universal: Leading the Way with GPS III Satellites and Unparalleled Accuracy

Embark on a new era of tracking precision and reliability with the upcoming modernization of the U.S. GPS satellite network. With next-generation GPS III satellites on the verge of providing unparalleled accuracy, more powerful signals, and global interoperability, Positioning Universal is prepared to harness this technological evolution to deliver unmatched value to our customers.


The U.S. is in the process of modernizing its Global Positioning System (GPS) network with the January 2023 launch of its 6th of 10 GPS III satellites designed by Lockheed Martin. Once this GPS III network is fully deployed over the next several years, it will provide the following improvements over existing GPS technology:

1. Greater Accuracy: GPS III satellites are designed to be 3x more accurate resulting in an accuracy range improvement from 5- to 10-meters to 1- to 3-meters.
2. More Powerful Signals: GPS III signals are more powerful, allowing them to better overcome interference that degrades existing signals.
3. Increased Interoperability: GPS III satellites will be compatible with international global navigation satellite systems, which allows users the ability to receive signals from any country’s satellites.

The remaining 4 satellites are in storage at a Lockheed Martin facility in Colorado with the next GPS III satellite scheduled to launch in mid-2024. The U.S. Space Systems Command is already working with Lockheed Martin on next evolution of the GPS III satellite technology which is GPS IIIF (F = Follow On). GPS IIIF will feature a fully digital navigation payload and even greater accuracy.

At Positioning Universal, we continuously monitor relevant technological advancements, including the evolution of GPS satellites. As this modernized GPS network is implemented, we are committed to thoroughly assessing and revising our device architecture as needed, ensuring that we are fully prepared to extend the value we provide to our customers.