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The US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has awarded BAE Systems a $325.5 million (€267 million) contract for advanced Military Code (M-Code) Global Positioning System (GPS) modules. These will provide reliable and secure positioning, navigation, and timing data, coupled with anti-jamming and anti-spoofing capabilities and will help users conduct operations in contested EW 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,” explained Greg Wild, Director of Navigation and Sensor Systems at BAE Systems. “This contract will ensure the availability of M-Code module inventory to build advanced, next-generation GPS receivers.”

Under the multi-year contract, the company will deliver Modernized GPS User Equipment (MGUE) Increment 1 Common GPS Modules (CGM), compatible with the advanced M-Code signal ,to support US and international users through 2030. It will manufacture the modules, manage their 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. Its Miniature Precision Lightweight GPS Receiver Engine - M-Code (MPETM-M) – the smallest M-Code solution on the market – and the NavStrikeTM-M GPS receiver for precision-guided munitions, are both available today. Additional receivers are in development for transition to M-Code.

The M-Code capability will improve reliability and enable more accurate positioning and navigation. (Image via BAE Systems)

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