Tuesday, November 1, 2016

L-3 First DoD Contractor to Complete GPS Military Code Security Certification

October 5, 2016 - L-3 Communications announced today 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 the most advanced user equipment technology available, which increases soldiers’ ability to resist enemy jamming and spoofing and performs 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.
“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.”
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.

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