US Air Force Awards $59n Contract For Aircraft Navigation Upgrade - Northrop Grumman
Sumaira FH 1 month ago Mon 11th February 2019 | 07:55 PM
US fighter jets will be able to determine their precise location when global positioning system (GPS) signals are jammed by using an internal navigation system being developed with a contract that was announced in a press release by Northrop Grumman on Monday
The $59-million contract calls for engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) of the Embedded Global Positioning System /Inertial Navigation System-Modernization (EGI-M,) the release said.
"This EMD award brings us an important step closer to fielding a modernized navigation system that provides accurate positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) information, even when GPS is denied," Northrop Grumman Vice President for Navigation and Positioning Dean Ebert said in the release.
The EGI-M will calculate location from an aircraft's speed, direction and altitude, and transmit the data to ground stations and nearby aircraft that are equipped with the system, according to the release.