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The US Army is to receive Mounted Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing System (MAPS) Gen II anti-jamming and anti-spoofing technology from Collins Aerospace.
This technology will allow UGVs to combat positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) threats in GPS-contested environments, the company announced on 13 October.
Crewed platforms likely to receive the new device include the Stryker 8x8 AFV.
Smart vehicle integration will cleanly replace existing navigation systems, according to the company. To reduce vehicle system changes, Collins Aerospace implemented a twin line replaceable unit system for easier upgrade and sustainability.
MAPS Gen II comprises Collins Aerospace technology such as NavHub-100 navigation system and Digital GPS Anti-jam Receiver-100. The NavHub-100 generates and distributes Assured PNT information to all systems onboard the platform through a single device.
The MAPS Gen II system is interoperable with the Collins Aerospace PRC-162 manpack radio ‘to ensure mission success in the Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) battlespace’, the company added.
Improvements over the previous version of MAPS (pictured) for the US Army include Military Code capability and improved levels of reliability through patented Modernized Signal Tracking that enhances GPS integrity.
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