LOS ANGELES AFB, Calif., 23 June 2005. U.S. Air Force officials are looking to Rockwell Collins Government Systems in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to provide 19,659 global positioning system (GPS) devices for secure military applications.
Rockwell Collins will provide its Defense Advanced Global Positioning Satellite Receiver -- otherwise known as DAGR -- under terms of a $45.3 million contract awarded June 22 from the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif. The contract number is F04701-02-C-0011, P00026.
The DAGR will provide authorized U.S. Department of Defense and foreign military GPS users with a precise-positioning, hand-held, dual-frequency receiver that weighs less than one pound.
The foreign military forces primarily involved with this contract are Germany, France, Canada, and Australia, Air Force officials say.
DAGR incorporates the next generation, tamper-resistant GPS selective-availability anti-spoofing module, better known as SAASM. The DAGR will replace the Precision Lightweight GPS Receiver in integrated platforms as well as for the advanced and basis GPS user.
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