Raytheon's New M-code Modules and Receivers Certified by US Air Force

Raytheon has received security certification for new M-code GPS modules and receivers from the Global Positioning Systems Directorate at the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center.

The new modules and receivers will give military aircraft, ships, ground vehicles and weapon systems secure and reliable access to modernized GPS.

Raytheon's M-code common GPS module was certified, along with its ground-based GPS receiver, or GB-GRAM, and the avionics GPS receiver, or GRAM-S/M. GB-GRAM and GRAM S/M are jointly developed with Trimble Inc., while General Dynamics provides cryptographic capabilities for the modules. 

Because GPS is under constant attack, Raytheon worked with its government partners to create new M-code modules and receivers that give the military secure and resilient navigation systems. They've designed these GPS systems with a common security architecture – meaning they can get this capability in the hands of operators faster and eliminate the need for additional security certifications.