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USAF tests M-Code integration aboard B-2 bomber

15 January 2018

The US Air Force (USAF) has validated the integration of Raytheon’s prototype Miniaturised GPS Airborne Receiver (MAGR)-2K-M with the inaugural test of the Military-Code (M-Code) GPS system aboard a B-2 Spirit stealth bomber.

This test verified successful integration of the prototype MAGR-2K-M within the B-2, as well as demonstrating the B-2 could receive various positions, navigation, and timing information to support aircraft navigation and related subsystems, a USAF spokesperson told Jane's .

“Additionally, accomplishing this test was an important stepping stone to reduce risk as the B-2 programme moves to eventual future fielding of Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) in this aircraft,” the spokesperson said.

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