Smallest Receivers Currently Available Delivered This Year
BAE Systems has received a US Foreign Military Sales contract to supply M-Code Military Global Positioning System (GPS) user equipment to Germany, the company announced on 29 June.
The order focuses on BAE’s Miniature PLGR Engine – M-Code (MPE-M), the smallest, highest-performance M-Code GPS receiver for ground applications currently available. MPE-M delivers precise positioning, navigation, and timing capabilities; anti-jamming and anti-spoofing capabilities; a modern security architecture; and a size suitable for space-constrained applications. The first receivers will be supplied to Germany this year for integration, test and evaluation.
“When your life depends on GPS, you want to make sure you receive the signal and that it’s real,” explained Greg Wild, Director of Navigation and Sensor Systems at BAE Systems. “With adversaries trying to jam and spoof signals to disrupt forces and make precision munitions miss their marks, there’s a growing need for trusted GPS, which M-Code delivers.”