M-Code GPS modules to help DoD with electronic warfare operationsNews
May 20, 2021
ARLINGTON, Va. BAE Systems, Inc. has received a $325.5 million contract from the Defense Logistics Agency for advanced Military Code (M-Code) Global Positioning System (GPS) modules that will aim to provide reliable and secure positioning, navigation, and timing data with anti-jamming and anti-spoofing capabilities. The modules will help warfighters conduct operations in contested electronic warfare environments.
Under the multi-year contract, BAE Systems claims it will deliver Modernized GPS User Equipment (MGUE) Increment 1 Common GPS Modules (CGMs) compatible with the advanced M-Code signal to support the U.S. Department of Defense and international allies through 2030.
BAE Systems will manufacture the modules, manage their inventory on behalf of the Defense Logistics Agency, and use them to build military-grade GPS receivers for ground and precision-guided munitions.
According to the company, BAE Systems' Miniature Precision Lightweight GPS Receiver Engine - M-Code (MPETM-M) and the NavStrikeTM-M GPS receiver for precision-guided munitions are both available today. Additional receivers from the company's military GPS family are in development for transition to M-Code.