US: The Department of the Air Force’s Joint Service Systems Management Office has awarded Northrop Grumman a $4.8 million contract to support Global Positioning System (GPS) modernization. Under the contract, Northrop Grumman will evaluate new GPS receivers. These include M-Code and Selective Availability Anti-spoofing Module. Additionally, the company will perform trade studies, assess the state of development of Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) for upcoming applications and contribute to architecture development for next-generation GPS/inertial navigation systems.
Northrop Grumman Navigation and Position Systems Vice President, Bob Mehltretter, says, “We are honored to help shape the next generation of navigation systems that will modernize the GPS infrastructure and keep our warfighters safer.” The new system is scheduled to be ready for integration in 2018.