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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

DoD Awards Rockwell Collins Contract to Continue GPS Cost Savings Program

Rockwell Collins received a $3.2 million technology investment agreement from the Department of Defense (DoD) to continue the next phase of the low-cost military GPS program.

DoD previously selected the company for the first phase of the program to develop the next generation military GPS selective availability anti-spoofing module (SAASM), a small device that allows decryption of precision GPS coordinates.

(Pictured: MicroGRAM, a stamp-sized GPS receiver used for micro-embedded applications. Photo, courtesy of Rockwell Collins.)

The award was distributed through the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy’s Defense Production Act (DPA) Title III Program Office. Rockwell Collins said the program has saved DoD about $100 million to date by reducing the size, weight, power and cost of military GPS devices.

“The DPA Title III Program has supported us in making smaller, lower cost GPS receiver technology available for a broad range of important Department of Defense programs,” said Bob Haag, vice president of communication and navigation products at Rockwell Collins. More

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