USAF orders additional M-Code GPS receivers for enhanced military navigation
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. Rockwell Collins has received a follow-on order for 300 Military Code (M-Code) GPS receivers from the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (USAF SMC).
Rockwell Collins officials state that M-Code not only enhances traditional GPS for military use, but also coexists with existing signals without interfering with current or future civilian or military user equipment. The technology is designed to be autonomous so that users can calculate their positions solely using the M-Code signal; in contrast, existing signals require more than one signal code to calculate position. Additionally, M-Code receivers can be applied to new and retrofitted platforms.
“From advanced fifth-generation aircraft to ground and maritime applications, this technology meets the warfighters’ needs for reliable and secure GPS navigation for increased situational awareness,” said Troy Brunk, vice president and general manager, Communication, Navigation & Electronic Warfare Systems for Rockwell Collins. “This delivery demonstrates a major advancement in military technology.”