Sensor-rich technology from Collins Aerospace will go to U.S. Army for navigation toolsNews
October 13, 2020
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. Collins Aerospace Systems (a unit of Raytheon Technologies) has won a contract from the U.S. Army to provide Mounted Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing System (MAPS Gen II) for manned and unmanned ground vehicles to oppose positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) threats.
According to information from Collins Aerospace, the MAPS II system uses multiple sensors to ensure high-assurance navigation across GPS threat environments; it is also able to be used with the Collins Aerospace PRC-162 manpack radio for use in the military's Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) battlespace.
The MAPS Gen II system includes Military Code (M-Code) capability and uses the company's Modernized Signal Tracking (MST) that helps enchance GPS integrity. The system's open architecture and modular/scalable nature enables users to easily add additional sensors and capability.