L-3 Communications M-Code GPS User Equipment passes security certification

L-3 Communications’ Military Code (M-Code) GPS User Equipment, which boasts improved performance in contested environments and allows soldiers to better resists enemy jamming and spoofing, recently advanced through the final step in the government security certification process.

“We are pleased to be the first DoD (Defense Department) contractor to complete security certification for our new M-Code GPS User Equipment,” L-3 Chairman and CEO Michael Strianese said. “L-3 is ahead of the technology curve, and we are delivering critical innovations that have significant applications inside DoD markets and on several U.S. Army initiatives. Timely delivery of these advancements to the warfighter is essential as they respond to current and emerging threats on the battlefield.”

M-Code GPS User Equipment was developed within the Air Force Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) program, led by the Space and Missile Systems Center’s (SMC) GPS Directorate. The equipment was also tested by MGUE, with the certification review conducted by an independent government team. The security standards were put in place to ensure the navigation and timing solutions provided through the equipment were sound and protected from interference, as well as to gauge whether the equipment safeguards critical information.

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