Military Embedded Systems

GPS Military Code security certification completed by L-3 Communications


October 10, 2016

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

NEW YORK. Officials at L-3 Communications completed certification process for the company?s next-generation Military Code (M-Code) GPS User Equipment. The development and certification of this technology was performed under the Air Force Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) program led by the GPS Directorate within the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) at Los Angeles Air Force Base.

L-3’s M-Code GPS increases soldiers’ ability to resist enemy jamming and spoofing. The company is the first DoD contractor to complete security certification for the M-Code GPS User Equipment, says Michael T. Strianese, L-3’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

An independent government team performed the certification review with a focus on the security design of the L-3 GPS User Equipment. Officials explain, the goal of these new security standards is to further protect the integrity of the navigation and timing solutions and provide required safeguards for critical information inside GPS User Equipment.

Work on this project will be done by L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation (L-3 IEC), which is part of the Precision Engagement & Training sector within L-3’s Electronic Systems business segment.

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