New M-Code GPS Technology for Germany

New technology from BAE will enable precise, resilient, and secure geolocation and positioning capabilities to improve the effectiveness of allied operations By DA Reporter / 14 Jul 2021

BAE Systems, Inc. has received the first contract from the Space and Missile Systems Center’s (SMC) Space Production Corps to deliver Military Code (M-Code) Global Positioning System (GPS) User Equipment to Germany to enable precise, resilient, and secure geolocation and positioning capabilities to improve the effectiveness of allied operations.

“When your life depends on GPS, you want to make sure you receive the signal and that it’s real,” said Greg Wild, director of Navigation and Sensor Systems at BAE Systems. 

“With adversaries trying to jam and spoof signals to disrupt forces and make precision munitions miss their marks, there’s a growing need for trusted GPS, which M-Code delivers.”

The German Foreign Military Sales (FMS) order focuses on BAE Systems’ Miniature PLGR Engine – M-Code (MPE-M), the smallest, highest-performance M-Code GPS receiver for ground applications available today. 

MPE-M delivers precise positioning, navigation, and timing capabilities; anti-jamming and anti-spoofing capabilities; a modern security architecture; and a size suitable for space-constrained applications.

BAE Systems will provide the first MPE-M receivers to Germany for integration, test, and evaluation in 2021. Work on the program will be performed at BAE Systems’ facilities in Cedar Rapids and Coralville, Iowa.

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