Raytheon Technologies’ (NYSE: RTX) Collins Aerospace business has secured a potential five-year, $583 million contract from the U.S. Army to produce the latest generation of positioning, navigation and timing system for the service’s uncrewed and manned ground vehicles.
The Army awarded the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract after the Mounted Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing System Gen II demonstrated its capability to counter PNT-related threats facing warfighters under an other transaction authority agreement, Raytheon said Friday.
The MAPS Gen II system has a modular open-system architecture that could enable the Army to integrate new sensors, external inertial measurement units, alternative radio frequency, dismounted command and control, video feeds and other capabilities.
“Real world testing in the competitive phase of the MAPS program has proven that the MAPS Gen II system raises the bar for Assured PNT performance when GPS is challenged or denied,” said Ryan Bunge, vice president and general manager for communication, navigation and guidance at Collins Aerospace.
The PNT technology comes with Collins Aerospace’s NavHub-100 navigation system and MSAS-100 Multi-Sensor Antenna System designed to help soldiers mitigate electronic threats.
MAPS Gen II is also interoperable with the company’s PRC-162 manpack radio to support operations in the Joint All Domain Command and Control environment. The system also uses the NavFusion technology to combine data from several sensors and M-code GPS with anti-spoofing and anti-jamming capabilities.