06 Aug 2020

DPRTE Engage partner BAE Systems completes purchase of military GPS business

DPRTE Engage official event partner, BAE Systems, has completed its acquisition of the Collins Aerospace Military Global Positioning System (GPS) business from Raytheon Technologies Corporation.

This asset purchase provided BAE Systems with an opportunity to acquire a high-quality, technology-based business that augments the existing BAE Systems Electronic Systems portfolio through the addition of world-class GPS anti-jamming and anti-spoofing technology that enables reliable navigation and guidance for a range of defense missions.

John Watkins, Vice President and General Manager of Precision Strike & Sensing Solutions at BAE Systems, said: “Today marks the culmination of a tremendous team effort, and we are extremely proud to welcome the Military GPS employees to our company.”

Based in Cedar Rapids and Coralville, Iowa, with a workforce of approximately 700 employees, the Military GPS business has been a pioneer in its field for more than 40 years and has a global installed base in excess of 1.5 million devices on more than 280 airborne, ground, and weapon system platforms.

The business designs and produces advanced, hardened, and secure GPS products with a range of form factors, including products designed for space-constrained and harsh environments. It is also developing next-generation GPS technologies for the US military – including M-Code – that will further improve security and anti-jamming capabilities for critical defence applications.

“This partnership will enable us to build on our market leadership and bring new discriminating capabilities to our customers, including the US Department of Defense and its allies,” said Greg Wild, Director of Military GPS. “We’re excited to be joining the BAE Systems family. They appreciate our legacy of innovation and will provide opportunities for continued business growth and success.”

BAE Systems are an official Prime Contractor Partner at DPRTE Engage Online 2020.

They will take their place at the virtual event’s Prime Contractor and Supply Chain Engagement Zone, which will bring together many of the key Prime Contractors currently engaged within the delivery of MOD projects.

Delegate registration is now open

In addition, a final few virtual exhibition product showcase opportunities are still available. For further details, please email exhibitions@dprte.co.uk or call 0845 270 7066.

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