Military Embedded Systems

Precision guided munition GPS receivers complete testing by Rockwell Collins


June 22, 2017

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Photo by Rockwell Collins

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. Rockwell Collins completed a series of seven ballistic and guided flight tests of the company's Military-Code (M-Code) Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers. Each test demonstrated live fire tracking for precision guided munitions.

“Together with the U.S. Army and Air Force, we have demonstrated the power of next generation GPS for weapons use and cross-collaboration to drive modernized GPS solutions into the hands of the warfighter sooner,” says Troy Brunk, vice president and general manager, Communication, Navigation & Electronic Warfare Systems for Rockwell Collins.

As part of the live-fire tests in Yuma, Arizona, the M-Code receivers acquired M-Code and Y-Code GPS signals to guide the munitions to a specific target. In addition, in each test the GPS receiver rapidly acquired satellite signals to meet additional goals. All testing was done in a benign environment with no Anti-jam or Anti-spoofing features.

Earlier this year, Rockwell Collins delivered the last of an order for 770 M-Code GPS receivers to the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center. As part of the contract, the company will aid in the transition to M-Code receivers.

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