El Segundo, California. 13 August 2019. New GPS technology will be more secure and trusted for military system, Global Positioning Systems Directorate of the USAF Space and Missile Systems Center granted security certification to Raytheon company for new GPS modules and receivers.
“Because GPS is under constant attack, we worked with our government partners to create new M-code modules and receivers that give the military secure and resilient navigation systems. And since the tech is platform agnostic, it will work on a wide-range of platforms in the air, on the ground or at sea,” commented Eric Ditmars, Vice-President of Secure Sensor Solutions at Raytheon.
these modules and receivers will provide fighter aircraft, vessels, ground vehicles and weapon systems safe and reliable ingress to latest modernised GPS. Both company’s military code common GPS module and its ground-based GPS receiver (GB-GPAM) were certified along with avionics GPS receiver (GRAM-S/M).
Chad Pillsbury, Director of Resilient Navigation at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, “Operators need a system that is flexible and fast. We’ve designed these GPS systems with a common security architecture – meaning we can get this capability in the hands of operators faster and eliminate the need for additional security certifications.”
Both ground-based GPS receiver and avionics GPS receiver are developed combinedly with Trimble Inc., while General Dynamics provides cryptographic capabilities for the modules.