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BAE Systems presents NavStorm-M at the Joint Navigation Conference

BAE Systems Inc. has presented an enhanced and strengthened GPS receiver called NavStorm-M, designed for use in artillery ammunition.

On Tuesday, June 4, 2024, during the Joint Navigation Conference in Cincinnati, BAE Systems Inc. presented NavStorm-M, a reinforced global positioning system (GPS) receiver with an integrated anti-jamming module, designed for installation in artillery shells, bombs, missiles, and unmanned systems. The enhanced receiver is the latest addition to BAE Systems’ extensive portfolio of products that provide advanced and secure GPS services in onboard, ground, and weapon systems.

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The designers of NavStorm-M employed a multi-layered approach to protection: they utilized beamforming, anti-spoofing, and reliability-assured software. They built a next-generation device for assured positioning, navigation, and timing (A-PNT), equipped with military-grade GPS M-code technology, which will assist soldiers in effectively carrying out their missions.

The receiver has been designed to meet the stringent requirements of size, weight, power consumption, and cost associated with use in unmanned aerial systems, loitering munitions, hypersonic missiles, and other weapons—particularly artillery ammunition. NavStorm-M provides precise GPS navigation as a standalone system or in combination with an inertial navigation system.

With the introduction of the compact and highly jam- and spoof-resistant NavStorm-M, our team now provides advanced, cost-effective solutions for everyone in the M-Code space,” Doug Lloyd, director of weapon systems for GPS at BAE Systems was quoted as saying. “Our broad portfolio allows us to solve our customers’ problems in a way that is scaled to specific SWaP-C and performance requirements.

BAE Systems has supplied Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Modules (SAASM) to over 45 countries and has begun delivering M-code GPS receivers in various sizes and capabilities to the U.S. armed forces and their allies under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program through the U.S. Department of Defense.

The production of NavStorm-M will take place at BAE Systems’ engineering and manufacturing center of excellence in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Based on the press release.



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