Military Embedded Systems

Northrop Grumman to modernize U.S. Air Force GPS navigation systems


May 23, 2017

Lisa Daigle

Assistant Managing Editor

Military Embedded Systems

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. Northrop Grumman Corporation has garnered a contract from the U.S. Air Force to perform tasks relating to technology maturation and risk reduction in support of next-generation navigation systems.

Under the terms of the $49 million contract from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Northrop Grumman is set to provide the preliminary hardware and software architecture design for the Embedded Global Positioning System (GPS)/Inertial Navigation System (INS)-Modernization, or EGI-M, technology. EGI-M will be built using modular open systems architecture to enable the rapid insertion of new capabilities and enhance adaptability. Moreover, EGI-M will incorporate M-Code-capable GPS receivers, which will help to ensure the secure transmission of accurate military GPS signals.

The upgraded GPS is expected to be available for platform integration beginning in 2019.


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