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Raytheon receives miniaturised GPS receiver order

18th December 2013 - 16:26 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The US Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center has placed the first order with Raytheon for the MAGR 2000-S24 miniaturised airborne GPS receiver under an Indefinite Delivery-Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract issued to the company in September. The $15.8 million order includes new production and sustainment of existing systems.

The MAGR 2000-S24 provides advanced navigation accuracy and resistance to interference and jamming for fixed- and rotary-wing platforms. The system has been designed with an open architecture to allow for easy insertion of future GPS modernisation enhancements, such as the new military code signal, without having to replace the unit itself.

Sharon Black, director of GPS and Navigation Systems for Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems business, said: ‘With the increasingly sophisticated threats posed by potential enemy nations, our customers recognise Raytheon as the gold standard for highly secure, highly adaptable GPS receivers for the airborne military environment.

‘Our innovative MAGR 2000-S24 design makes future unit replacement virtually unnecessary. Capability enhancements are as simple as swapping out the electronics module card, providing a highly cost-effective path for keeping fleets up-to-date with the latest GPS technology.’

The system is flown on 20 types of aircraft across the US military and customers in Europe, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific region

The current MAGR 2000-S24 IDIQ contract runs through September 2017. The first order of 323 production units is scheduled for completion in June 2015.

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