L-3 IEC to Showcase New Military M-Code Receiver at AUSA 2011 Demonstration to be held in booth #6617, highlighting next-generation receiver with advanced military GPS technology
ANAHEIM, Calif., October 3, 2011 – L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation (IEC) announced today that it will launch its next-generation military GPS receiver at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) 2011 Annual Meeting and Exposition to be held October 10–12. Demonstrations of the Military-Code (M-Code) GPS receiver will take place in L-3’s Booth #6617 and will highlight significant performance, form factor and cost improvements.
L-3 IEC’s new receiver utilizes a Common GPS Module (CGM) that processes Precise Code, Course/Acquisition Code and next-generation M-Code signals. In addition, it provides a common security architecture with improved anti-jam and anti-spoof capabilities. The modernized CGM is standard and backward-compatible, making it suitable for a variety of GPS receiver platforms. This standard module design helps eliminate the cost of developing custom modules for each individual application.
“The M-Code receiver is a significant achievement in modernized military navigation technology, as GPS receivers continue to be a critical tool in-theater,” said Ric Pozo, vice president and general manager of navigation systems for L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation. “This latest advance provides the warfighter with a higher level of security in GPS-denied and GPS-challenged environments. L-3 IEC is proud to be a key supplier of such an important capability and continues to provide innovative military GPS solutions to our customers.”
In addition to the CGM, the new M-Code receiver will utilize a single System on Chip (SoC) application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC), which integrates Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM), GPS P/Y and C/A functions together with the new military M-Code signal, in a single, low-cost unit. The unit’s product security architecture supports the production of receivers and higher-level systems in unclassified production facilities, further lowering the final system cost. L-3 IEC is planning to produce the M-Code receiver in alternative, small form factors for precision weapons, handheld devices and unmanned systems.
Based in Anaheim, Calif., L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation (IEC) is ranked as an industry leader in GPS receiver and translator-based products currently in use on multiple aircraft, missiles and precision-guided weapons. L-3 IEC also produces C4ISR hardware and software systems for military and government applications and has been a long-term supplier of critical navigation, test instrumentation and missile tracking systems for the U.S. Navy’s Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) weapons systems, including the Trident submarine. To learn more about L-3 IEC, please visit the company’s website at www.iechome.com.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs approximately 61,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2010 sales of $15.7 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com.
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