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GPS Source receives order for 2,000th MAPS GEN I assured positioning, navigation and timing system
GPS Source, a subsidiary of General Dynamics Mission Systems and the only provider of a fielded Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing (APNT) solution available to the US Army, has announced it has received an order for the 2,000th Mounted APNT System (MAPS), Generation I (MAPS GEN I).
MAPS GEN I is a mobile modular system that monitors GPS signals for validity and sends the validated data to military devices. This system has been in rapid development, production, and fielding since the recognition of the need to protect GPS signals against peer and near-peer adversary. It is being fielded throughout the Army’s combat formation to enable warfighters to conduct mobile operations in a GPS-contested environment.
“This milestone order demonstrates the growing recognition of the MAPS GEN I solution to the assured position, navigation, and timing challenges faced by US Army forces worldwide,” said Aaron Mebust, director of GPS Source. “As the first provider of a fielded assured PNT solution, General Dynamics will continue to invest additional resources to provide increased capabilities to combat the evolving PNT threat faced by our soldiers.”
The Army initially fielded the MAPS GEN I system in the fall of 2019, making it the first APNT solution to be operationally deployed. Based on successful installation and performance of these systems during field testing by the Army, the Army’s Project Manager Positioning, Navigation, and Timing ordered the first 1,000 units for operational deployment.
GPS Source Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics Mission Systems, specializes in GPS data validation and distribution products, solutions, and services. GPS Source serves the Department of Defense, federal government, aerospace, telecom, public safety, commercial electronics, and other markets around the world.
General Dynamics Mission Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, provides mission-critical solutions to the challenges facing defense, intelligence, and cyber security customers across all domains. Headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, General Dynamics Mission Systems employs more than 12,000 people worldwide.