Exelis to Help Test eLORAN as GPS Complement; Ed Sayadian Comments

Ed Sayadian
Ed Sayadian

TYSONS CORNER, VA May 26, 2015 — Exelis (NYSE: XLS) will work on a project to demonstrate a potential backup for the Global Positioning System using the decommissioned LORAN-C ground-based radio navigation infrastructure, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday.

Dubbed eLORAN, the initiative that includes UrsaNav, the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Coast Guard will update LORAN-C sites to provide a low frequency service with positioning, navigation and timing capabilities to complement GPS, Exelis said Friday.

Ed Sayadian, vice president of civil and aerospace systems for Exelis, said, “eLORAN is a difficult to disrupt technology that offers PNT and wide area broadcast data capabilities indoors, in underground locations and other GPS-denied environments.”

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