Raytheon advanced military GPS system achieves 2,000th domestic and international delivery milestone
Company in development of next-generation GPS receiver technology
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has delivered its 2,000th Miniaturized Airborne GPS Receiver (MAGR) 2000. Three variants of the MAGR 2000 family of products are currently in service aboard 20 types of fixed-wing and rotary-wing platforms across 16 countries, with a well-established record of excellent performance and reliability.
The current MAGR 2000-S24 greatly improves navigation accuracy and integrity compared with legacy systems, while providing increased resistance to interference and jamming through incorporation of Selective Availability and Anti-Spoofing Module technology. The open architecture and flexible design of the MAGR 2000-S24 allows for easy insertion of future GPS modernization enhancements, such as the new Military code (M-code) signal, without having to replace the unit itself.
"The MAGR 2000 is the preferred system for the U.S. military and its allies in Europe, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific region," said Sharon Black, director of GPS and Navigation Systems for Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems business. "It represents the affordable path for acquiring and staying current with all GPS technology advancements envisioned for the next 15 years."
Raytheon is also under contract with the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center to develop preliminary designs and conduct pre-Engineering and Manufacturing Development risk reduction for a common set of M-code capable GPS receiver products. Next-generation M-code technology is required to provide significantly improved position/navigation/time performance against current and emerging threats, with an expected fielding in 2017-18.
Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 91 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.
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