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BAE Systems to develop advanced military GPS receivers and chips

BAE Systems acquired a $247 million contract from the U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center to design and manufacture an advanced military GPS receiver and next-generation semiconductor.

The expertise will present positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) capabilities to warfighters to allow them to execute missions in difficult electromagnetic environments.

The Military GPS User Equipment Increment 2 Miniature Serial Interface program will present improved capabilities for size-constrained and power-constrained military GPS functions, together with precision-guided munitions and battery-powered handheld units. The program will give attention to the certification of an advanced application-specific built-in circuit (ASIC) and the event of an ultra-small, low-power GPS module. Both merchandise will work with the next-generation military M-Code sign expertise, which offers dependable GPS knowledge with anti-jamming and anti-spoofing capabilities to defend towards digital warfare threats.

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“This program enables us to further develop our core M-Code technology to deliver high-performance, next-generation GPS capabilities,” mentioned Greg Wild, director of Navigation and Sensor Systems at BAE Systems. “Our M-Code receiver and next-gen ASIC will enable secure and reliable military GPS capabilities in a broader range of platforms.”

BAE Systems’ Precision Strike enterprise has 45 years of military GPS expertise and greater than 1.5 million GPS units on over 280 platforms all over the world. The firm is at the moment producing M-Code GPS receivers in a number of kind elements, together with the bottom energy, smallest kind issue M-Code answer obtainable available on the market at this time. Additional prototypes are in improvement for floor, weapons, and airborne mission functions, and the corporate’s M-Code GPS merchandise can be found to U.S. allies by way of Foreign Military Sales.

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