BAE Systems, Inc. has been awarded a $325.5 million multi-year contract from the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for advanced Military Code (M-Code) Global Positioning System (GPS) modules that will provide reliable and secure positioning, navigation, and timing data with anti-jamming and anti-spoofing capabilities. The technology is intended to help warfighters conduct operations in harsh electronic warfare environments.
“Our state-of-the-art GPS technology works with the advanced military M-Code signal to provide reliable information to the warfighters who depend on it,” said Greg Wild, director of Navigation and Sensor Systems at BAE Systems.
Under the multi-year contract, BAE Systems will deliver Modernized GPS User Equipment (MGUE) Increment 1 Common GPS Modules (CGMs) compatible with the advanced M-Code signal to support the U.S. Department of Defense and international allies until 2030.
BAE Systems will manufacture the modules, manage inventory on behalf of the DLA, and use them to build military-grade GPS receivers for ground and precision-guided munitions.
BAE Systems’ portfolio of M-Code GPS receivers provides flexible, efficient, and reliable navigation and guidance solutions for airborne systems, precision munitions, handheld receivers, and embedded applications.
The company’s Miniature Precision Lightweight GPS Receiver Engine – M-Code (MPETM-M) and the NavStrikeTM-M GPS receiver are both available for precision-guided munitions.
Additional receivers from the company’s military GPS family are in development for transition to M-Code.