CAES to Provide M-Code GPS Antennas for Northrop Grumman’s Precision Guidance Kits

As part of the contract, CAES will deliver 80,000 M-Code GPS antennas over three years, with the antennas expected to help improve security and anti-jamming of military navigation By Joseph Macey / 27 Jan 2023
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CAES has announced a contract award worth more than $24 million from Northrop Grumman to provide M-Code GPS antennas to support Precision Guidance Kits (PGK).

According to CAES, M-Code GPS antennas help improve security and anti-jamming of military navigation. Implementing the technology is expected to make PGK one of the largest programs within the US Department of Defense (DoD) integrating the capability.

Mike Kahn, president and CEO at CAES, said: “Our advanced capabilities in antenna design and manufacturing are a natural fit in supporting these advanced munitions. We’re proud to support Northrop Grumman on the PGK program to bring accurate, reliable and affordable precision fires to the Army.”

Dave Fine, vice president for armament systems at Northrop Grumman, added: “PGK’s precision provides a critical capability to artillery units, enabling forces to rapidly achieve mission success while also reducing the number of rounds required to defeat targets.”

Using a PGK transforms conventional artillery projectiles into GPS-guided precision weapons used to engage critical targets while limiting collateral damage risk. The contract requires CAES to deliver 80,000 antennas over the next three years to support Northrop Grumman’s PGK production for the US Army.

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