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BAE Systems Completes CDR on M-Code Military GPS Receiver 

By Rachel Jewett | February 2, 2024

      Illustration of BAE Systems’ enhanced GPS technology. Photo: BAE Systems

      BAE Systems has completed a critical design review (CDR) on a program to design and manufacture an advanced military GPS receiver and next-generation semiconductor. 

      The Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) Increment 2 Miniature Serial Interface (MSI) program is part of a $247 million contract received in 2020 from the U.S. Space Force. The MSI includes a next-generation ASIC chip with M-Code technology, an enhanced security and anti-jamming military GPS signal. 

      The MGUE Increment 2 program has two goals — to develop an M-Code NG ASIC, which provides assured Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) in GPS jamming and spoofing environments, and to develop and qualify a small form-factor MSI GNSS receiver for use in applications requiring low size, weight, and power. The program is scheduled for completion in 2025. 

      “Clearing CDR is a major milestone that paves the way for smaller high-performance receivers on the battlefield,” said Luke Bishop, director of Navigation and Sensor Systems at BAE Systems. “We are one step closer to delivering our warfighters the next generation of Global Navigation Satellite System Position, Navigation and Timing.”