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BAE Systems Joins The GPS Innovation Alliance

By Annamarie Nyirady | August 11, 2020
BAE Systems office in Arlington, Virginia. Photo: Washington Business Journal

BAE Systems office in Arlington, Virginia. Photo: Washington Business Journal

The GPS Innovation Alliance (GPSIA) revealed on Monday that BAE Systems is the newest member of the organization. BAE Systems will work with GPSIA to support its goal of enhancing GPS innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship — and is the third aerospace and defense corporation to join in eight months. The company joins other members including John Deere, Garmin, Trimble, Lockheed Martin, and Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies, as well as 11 national organizations that make up GPSIA’s affiliates program.

BAE Systems designs and implements technology to extend the reach and significance of GPS in defense. Their electronics have been on board satellites and spacecraft for almost 30 years and are currently providing the onboard processing capability for the GPS III satellite mission. The company has also developed, manufactured, integrated, and supported GPS receivers and guidance systems for military applications on land, sea, or air. BAE Systems also helped develop NAVWAR sensor technology, and has engineered jammers and navigation systems.

“We are excited to welcome BAE Systems as the newest member of the Alliance – a monumental addition that marks the doubling of our membership in the past eight months,” said GPSIA Executive Director J. David Grossman. “The continued growth of GPSIA demonstrates the criticality of protecting GPS and the substantial value our organization delivers through advocacy, information sharing, and technical standards. We remain committed to ensuring the economic and societal benefits of GPS are fully realized.”