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General Dynamics Installs GPS Onto US Military Vehicles in Germany

By | November 26, 2019

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General Dynamics Mission Systems installed a new GPS system onto U.S. military vehicles in Germany that allows U.S. forces to operate in an environment when GPS signals are degraded or denied. Known as Mounted Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing Data (PNT) System (MAPS) Gen 1, the system began fielding in September on select Stryker armored fighting vehicles and could eventually extend to thousands of vehicles across Europe.

General Dynamics Mission Systems is the current provider to the U.S. Army‘s MAPS Program of Record. MAPS Gen 1 is a modular vehicle-mounted system that monitors GPS signals for validity and sends accurate data to military devices even when GPS signals are degraded or denied. 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.

“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.”