Boeing was awarded a $153.5 million contract from the U.S. Navy for High Integrity GPS Technology Concept demonstration. The GPS is a local GPS enhancement that leverages the Iridium Low Earth Orbit satellite, constellation which offers improved performance over stand alone GPS, the Navy said. The program will investigate technologies and design solutions for objective performance of short time to first fix under dynamic user equipment conditions. Work will be performed in Huntington Beach, Calif.; Philadelphia; St. Louis, Mo.; El Segundo, Calif.; Cedar Raids, Iowa; Bethesda, Md.; Washington, D.C.; Ithaca, N.Y.; Chicago; and Burlingame, Calif. Work is expected to be completed January 2011.