The U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center has awarded BAE Systems a potential $247 million contract to design and build and manufacture a military GPS receiver and application-specific integrated circuit to provide warfighters with positioning, navigation and timing capabilities as they carry out missions in austere environments.
The company said Wednesday it will develop the products under the Military GPS User Equipment Increment 2 Miniature Serial Interface program, which seeks to improve the capabilities of battery-powered handheld devices, precision-guided munitions and other power- and size-constrained GPS applications.
The two platforms will work with the M-Code signal technology, which is designed to protect GPS data delivery from electronic warfare threats.
“This program enables us to further develop our core M-Code technology to deliver high-performance, next-generation GPS capabilities,” said Greg Wild, director of navigation and sensor systems at BAE. “Our M-Code receiver and next-gen ASIC will enable secure and reliable military GPS capabilities in a broader range of platforms.”