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New secure, miniature GPS now available for all types of military equipment

Rockwell Collins today unveiled its MicroGRAM GPS receiver, which is 90 percent smaller than the earlier version of its Miniature Precision Lightweight GPS Receiver Engine SAASM (MPETM-S). The extraordinary size reduction means that equipment such as handheld radios, ruggedized field computers, laser range finders, gun scopes and small unmanned aircraft can be equipped with secure GPS capability.

"Today's warfighters must be prepared to find their way in unfamiliar environments, along with having precision accuracy in their weapons systems. Our new MicroGRAM opens up a whole new world of secure, military GPS technology for equipment that previously could not have it," said Bob Haag, vice president and general manager of Precision Strike and Navigation Products for Rockwell Collins. "Before now, this equipment could only use commercial GPS technology, which does not have the required military security features that warfighters need to avoid enemy threats."

MicroGRAM's unique security features are the result of designing a rugged product that leverages Rockwell Collins' strong legacy in providing Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) capabilities to our warfighters. Engineered to minimize its footprint and power usage, the MicroGRAM (GPS Receiver Application Module) has also been optimized to allow rapid acquisition of the GPS satellites when the power is first supplied to it.

Press release issued by Rockwell Collins Inc. on February 23, 2011

 

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