BAE Systems completes acquisition of the Collins Aerospace GPS business from RaytheonNews
August 03, 2020
FARNBOROUGH, U.K. BAE Systems reports that it has completed its acquisition of the Collins Aerospace Military global positioning aystem (GPS) business from Raytheon Technologies, which was initially announced in January 2020.
According to officials at BAE Systems, the puchase enabled the company to acquire a high-quality, technology-based business that augments the existing BAE Systems Electronic Systems portfolio through the addition of world-class GPS antijamming and antispoofing technology that drives reliable navigation and guidance for a range of defense missions.
The newly acquired military GPS unit -- based in Cedar Rapids and Coralville, Iowa, with a workforce of approximately 700 employees -- has a global installed base of more than 1.5 million devices on more than 280 airborne, ground, and weapon system platforms. The GPS business designs and produces advanced, hardened, and secure GPS products with a range of form factors, including products designed for space-constrained and harsh environments, and is also involved in development of next-generation GPS technologies for the U.S. military -- including M-Code -- that will further enhance security and antijamming capabilities for mission-critical defense applications.