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As a navigation and surveillance system, GPS utilizes signals from orbiting satellites, operating independently of internet or telephone reception and working anywhere on or near Earth where there is a direct line of sight to satellites.
The U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center has acquired an advanced military GPS receiver and next-generation semiconductor. The technology will provide positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) capabilities to warfighters so they can execute missions in challenging electromagnetic environments.
BAE Systems has received the $247 million contract to design and manufacture the technology. The contract is related to November’s U.S. Department of Defense contract for M-Code military GPS technology.
The Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) Increment 2 program will provide improved capabilities for size-constrained and power-constrained military GPS applications, including precision-guided munitions and battery-powered handheld devices.
The program will focus on the certification of an advanced application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) and the development of an ultra-small, low-power GPS module.
Both products will work with the next-generation military M-code signal technology, which provides reliable GPS data with anti-jamming and anti-spoofing capabilities to protect against electronic warfare threats.
The M-code receiver and next-gen ASIC are expected to enable secure and reliable military GPS capabilities in a broader range of platforms, as reported by gpsworld.com.