Raytheon Company announced today that it has won a $38 million contract from the Global Positioning System (GPS) Joint Program Office at the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center to design next-generation global positioning receivers.
Under the Modernized User Equipment (MUE) program, the circuit card technology will connect military users with new GPS navigation signals that will be compatible with enhanced NAVSTAR GPS satellites. The receivers will employ the new M-code military signal and will also work with legacy signal systems.
“The MUE program represents an opportunity to raise the capability of military GPS equipment while lowering the cost for the warfighter. Working with our teammates, General Dynamics and Trimble Navigation Systems, MUE will benefit from the breakthroughs in microelectronics technology, coupled with advanced security solutions to enable higher performance and greater integrity at less cost than today’s systems,” said Phil Kelton, MUE program manager for Raython’s GPS and navigation systems business.