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L-3 IEC Completes Test Firings of Advanced M-Code GPS Receiver

L-3 Communications declared the successful accomplishment of multiple test firings of Interstate Electronics Corporation’s (L-3 IEC) advanced Military Code (M-Code) GPS receiver.

This milestone achievement characterizes a noteworthy innovation in GPS receiver modernization and confirms the high survivability and performance capabilities of the unit in extreme, munitions environments.

The advanced, gun-hardened M-Code GPS receiver prototype of L-3 was fired from a 155 mm Howitzer. The M-Prime signal was then tracked from various upgraded satellites to significant target impacts. This milestone shows the first- use of the M-Code GPS technology in a weapon system and offers important validation of the software and hardware performance in a projectile. Furthermore, this test promotes the application of M-Code technology via Congressional mandate. The technology can be used in potential as well as existing U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) platforms and for developing objectives in technical innovations that can offset future threats. L-3’s advanced design represents a versatile hardware and software configuration for GPS integrators and can track legacy and modernized signals. The receiver can be effectively used for various host platforms such as soldier systems, ground mobile systems, guided munitions, and unmanned aerial systems.

Anaheim, California-based L-3 Interstate Electronics is a leading manufacturer of GPS receiver and translator-based products that are now being deployed in multiple aircraft, missiles and precision-guided weapons. L-3 IEC manufactures C4ISR hardware and software systems that can be used for military and government applications and has a history of providing missile tracking systems, critical navigation, and test instrumentation for the U.S. Navy’s Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) weapon systems, like the Trident submarine.

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