General Dynamics Mission Systems announced on Wednesday that a new and improved GPS system has been installed into U.S. military vehicles to better operate in Germany when GPS signals are denied.
The project is known as the Mounted Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing Data (PNT) System (MAPS) Gen 1, which began fielding in September. General Dynamics Mission Systems is the current provider to the U.S. Army's MAPS Program of Record.
"The MAPS GEN 1 Assured PNT system that is being fielded today closes a capability gap for the U.S. Army in major areas of responsibility around the world," said Robert Horton, Vice President and Director for PNT Products at General Dynamics Mission Systems. "GPS Source employees are excited to deliver such an important capability and to contribute to the safety of America's soldiers."
Without trusted data, GPS-dependent systems fail to operate properly, hindering operational capability and soldier safety. MAPS Gen 1 is scalable and upgradable so warfighters will benefit from additional features and capabilities throughout fielding and product lifecycle. This system is now available for the U.S. Army to purchase via the Common Hardware Systems (CHS-5) contract for indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) acquisitions.
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