The U.S. Air Force has conducted a military-code global positioning system test using a Raytheon receiver technology designed to facilitate connectivity between multiple vehicle platforms and the service branch’s GPS network.
Raytheon said Tuesday its MAGR-2K-M receiver was tested onboard a B-2 Spirit bomber aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, California, as part of a government-led GPS modernization initiative.
The effort aims to update security, navigation and timing capacities of military and civilian GPS systems, the company noted.
“This test demonstrated M-code capability onboard the B-2 for the first time, marking an early milestone for the overall GPS modernization effort,” said Rick Yuse, president of Raytheon’s space and airborne systems business.
The Air Force’s Global Positioning System Directorate contracted the company to develop M-code receivers.
Raytheon will also support qualification and certification of the MAGR-2K-M receiver as well as supply production representative units for platform integration and testing under a separate contract with the Air Force’s Joint Service Systems Management Office.