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Northrop wins contract for GPS upgrades

Northrop Grumman was recently awarded a contract to support embedded GPS/Inertial Navigation System modernization efforts, the company said in a release.

The contract, worth $4.8 million, Northrop will evaluate new GPS receivers’ modes of performance, including military code, known as M-Code, and the Selective Availability Anti-spoofing Module. The contract was awarded by the Joint Service Systems Management Office at Robins Air Force Base, Ga.

Northrop will also perform trade studies, assess the state of development of Military GPS User Equipment for upcoming applications, and contribute to architecture development for new GPS/inertial navigation systems. Additionally, these updates will be compliant with the Federal Aviation Administration’s NextGen air traffic control requirements that high-flying aircraft be equipped with Automatic Dependence Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out. These systems provide air traffic controllers with information related to an aircraft’s altitude, speed and location. 

 

 

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Kevin McCaney is a former editor of Defense Systems and GCN.

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