December 7, 2011

Contract Award: Rockwell Collins to provide 20.000 Advanced GPS Receivers for U.S. Armed Services and Allies

News Report

As announced in a recent press release, Rockwell Collins has been awarded with a $46 million order for providing Defense Advanced GPS Receivers (DAGRs) for use by the U.S. Armed Services and Allies.

The System

The portable Defense Advanced GPS Receiver (DAGR) is a small handheld GPS receiver developed to support military combat operations and civil operations other than war. The DAGR is a self-contained, handheld, 12-channel, dual-frequency continuously tracking GPS receiver. It uses state-of-the art GPS receiver technology including "All In View" satellite tracking and the Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module to access the Precise Positioning Service signal for highly accurate Position, Navigation and Timing information, 24-hours a day under all weather conditions.

DAGR is designed to meet diverse requirements as both a handheld GPS receiver for ground-mobile and airborne troops and an integrated component of tactical vehicles and weapon systems. DAGR utilizes standardized interfaces to provide PNT information to a wide variety of vehicles and host systems including integrated configurations for position, location, target location, rendezvous and en-route terminal navigation.

The Context

DAGR is a follow on to the Precision Lightweight GPS Receiver. DAGR is lightweight, provides enhanced accuracy, anti-spoofing and anti-jam protection well above that available on commercial GPS receivers and is backwards compatible with the predecessor military handheld GPS receiver PLGR. The initial production contract was awarded to Rockwell Collins in November 2002.

Rockwell Collins has delivered more than 400,000 DAGRs to U.S. and international customers since it was introduced in 2004. The DAGR is primarily used by the U.S. Army and is the handheld military GPS receiver of choice for position, navigation and situational awareness for soldiers and other system installation needs.

References: Rockwell Collins (1,2), Los Angeles Air Force Base (3)

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