Collins Aerospace revealed details of its system selected by the US Army for the service’s next-generation Mounted Assured Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (APNT) System (MAPS) for manned ground vehicles. The system was showcased at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) annual meeting in October. MAPS Gen II provides APNT in GPS-challenged or denied environments.
MAPS Gen II will consist of Collins’ NavHub-100 navigation system and Digital GPS Anti-jam Receiver-100 (DIGAR-100). The NavHub-100 is the navigational solution that generates and distributes APNT information to all systems onboard the platform through one device.
Mike Shepherd, Collins Aerospace senior account manager for PNT solutions, told Jane’s that the MAPS Gen II contract was a sole-source other transaction authority (OTA) award and it would be followed by 12 months of testing, culminating in two live field tests.
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