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L-3 completes GPS military code security certification

October 17, 2016  - By
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L-3 Communications has announced that its next-generation military code (M-code) GPS user equipment has successfully completed the final step in a government security certification process.

L-3’s M-code GPS features advanced user equipment technology, increasing soldiers’ ability to resist enemy jamming and spoofing and performing significantly better in contested environments. The development and certification of this technology was performed under the Air Force Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) program led by the GPS Directorate within the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) at Los Angeles Air Force Base.

The certification review was performed by an independent government review team, with a focus on the security design of the L-3 GPS user equipment. The goal of these new security standards is to further protect the integrity of the navigation and timing solutions and provide required safeguards for critical information inside GPS user equipment. Work on this project will be done by L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation (L-3 IEC), which is part of the Precision Engagement & Training sector within L-3’s Electronic Systems business segment.

“We are pleased to be the first DoD contractor to complete security certification for our new M-code GPS user equipment,” said Michael T. Strianese, L-3’s chairman and chief executive officer. “L-3 is ahead of the technology curve, and we are delivering critical innovations that have significant applications inside DoD markets and on several U.S. Army initiatives. Timely delivery of these advancements to the warfighter is essential as they respond to current and emerging threats on the battlefield.”

Based in Anaheim, California, L-3 IEC is provider of positioning, navigation and timing products and solutions and long-term supplier of critical navigation, test instrumentation and missile tracking systems for the U.S. Navy’s Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) weapon systems, including the Trident submarine.

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