Friday, March 24, 2023

Rockwell Collins to supply new GPS handheld receivers for U.S. Air Force

Rockwell Collins has secured a  $29,8 million, contract from the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center for the Global Positioning System (GPS) handheld receivers.

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced on 27 September that Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded a $28,914,642 firm-fixed-price requirements contract for the Defense Advanced GPS Receiver (DAGR).

This contract provides for the production and repair of the DAGR, which provides authorized Department of Defense, federal civilian, and Foreign Military Sales users of GPS User Equipment a lightweight, hand-held, dual frequency, Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module-based and Precise Positioning Service receiver.


Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids and Coralville, Iowa, and is expected to be complete by Sept. 26, 2023.

According to the Rockwell Collins, Defense Advanced GPS Receiver (DAGR) is a handheld GPS receiver used by the United States Department of Defense and select foreign military services. It is a military-grade, dual-frequency receiver, and has the security hardware necessary to decode the encrypted P(Y)-code GPS signals.

DAGR is designed for military soldiers who need a secure and reliable military GPS handheld receiver, DAGR is a proven, SAASM-based handheld GPS in a rugged form factor.

DAGR provides moving map and situational awareness capabilities, and it meets tough environmental requirements.

The DAGR Map System allows to load and view map sets, including vector maps, raster maps, satellite imagery and nongeospatial (bitmap) images. It enhances situational awareness by enabling to display maps/images, waypoints, routes and alerts on its moving map displays.

Unlike commercial GPS receivers, DAGR provides secure, military SAASM-based GPS in the most rugged, reliable, proven handheld form available today.

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Dylan Malyasov
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Dylan Malyasov is executive editor of Defence Blog. He is journalist, accredited defense adviser and consultant. READ MORE