(11 Could 2021 – Normal Dynamics Mission Methods) GPS Supply, a subsidiary of Normal Dynamics Mission Methods and the one supplier of a at the moment fielded Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing (APNT) answer accessible to the U.S. Military, introduced at present it has acquired an order for the 1,000th Mounted APNT System (MAPS), Era I (MAPS GEN I).
MAPS GEN I is a cellular modular system that displays GPS indicators for validity and sends the validated information to army units, even when GPS indicators are degraded or denied. This technique has been in speedy improvement, manufacturing, and fielding for the reason that recognition of the crucial want to guard GPS indicators in opposition to peer and near-peer adversary digital warfare assaults. It’s the solely mounted assured PNT answer permitting warfighters to conduct cellular operations in a GPS-contested surroundings.
The Military fielded the MAPS GEN I system within the fall of 2019, making it the primary APNT answer to market. The Military deployed 62 programs and a number of other programs engineers to the 2nd Cavalry Regiment in Germany for set up and continued testing. Based mostly on profitable set up and efficiency of those programs and over 40 beforehand deployed programs, the Military’s Mission Supervisor Positioning, Navigation, and Timing submitted orders for greater than 930 further programs to be put in in floor autos in 2021.
Growing digital warfare threats drive U.S. Military demand for the primary fielded Mounted Assured PNT System. (courtesy: Normal Dynamics Mission Methods)
“The MAPS GEN I that’s being fielded at present closes a crucial functionality hole for the U.S. Military in main areas of duty all over the world,” mentioned Aaron Mebust, vp and director for PNT Merchandise at Normal Dynamics Mission Methods. “We’re proud to ship this functionality to the Military and are working to develop new capabilities to fight these evolving threats and assist hold our troopers secure.”
Previous to testing and deploying MAPS GEN I, the Military used different GPS Supply merchandise, having beforehand fielded the D3 (DAGR Distributed Machine) PNT hub and the ECHO-II GPS indoor retransmission sensible amplifier, and hundreds of army grade elements to obtain disseminate and rebroadcast GPS information. Since 2000, GPS Supply has supplied GPS distribution and validation tools to the U.S. army.
GPS Supply Inc. a subsidiary of Normal Dynamics Mission Methods, makes a speciality of GPS information validation and distribution merchandise, options, and providers. GPS Supply serves the Division of Protection, federal authorities, aerospace, telecom, public security, business electronics, and different markets all over the world.
Normal Dynamics Mission Methods, a enterprise unit of Normal Dynamics (NYSE: GD), supplies mission-critical options to the challenges dealing with protection, intelligence and cyber safety clients throughout all domains. Headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, Normal Dynamics Mission Methods employs greater than 12,000 folks worldwide.