DoD GPS cost savings program to be continued by Rockwell CollinsNews
February 27, 2013
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. Rockwell Collins won a Defense Production Act (DPA) Title III Program from the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy to continue to the next phase of the Low Cost Military GPS program.
Earlier program phases aided Rockwell Collins engineers in developing the next generation military GPS Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM). It is a small, light weight, and low power-consuming SAASM device that enables decryption of precision GPS coordinates. One of these military GPS receivers is the Rockwell Collins MicroGRAM, a stamp-sized GPS receiver that is used for micro-embedded applications such as handheld tactical radios, micro unmanned air vehicles, and soldier systems. Other applications include the Rockwell Collins NavFire ND MicroDAGR.
The DPA Title III Program supports the efforts of the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Better Buying Power Initiative to provide better value to taxpayerS and warfighterS by ENHANCING the way the DoD does business. The low-cost GPS program reduced the size, weight, power, and cost of GPS devices. So far, the program produced an estimated $100 million in savings for the government and it is estimated that the DoD will see more than $300 million in additional cost savings and cost avoidance during the next five years.