Boeing has received a $15.4 million contract from the US Navy to integrate Raytheon’s Miniaturized Airborne Global Positioning System Receiver 2000 (MAGR-2000) into the V-22 Osprey aircraft.
The MAGR-2000 is an avionics GPS that provides improved acquisition performance and all-in-view GPS satellite tracking capability to military aircraft. It includes precision navigation capability that accesses encrypted military positioning signals from satellites.
The GPS integrated onto the V-22 aircraft will feature the new M-Code for secure GPS capability and protection of signals against cyberattacks or electronic warfare jamming.
The MAGR-2000 is used by various military aircraft, including the VH-3D presidential helicopter and the F/A-18 Hornet fighter-bomber.
The work will be performed in Texas and Pennsylvania and is expected to be complete by November 2024.
Other Contracts Received
Earlier this month, Boeing secured a $64.18 million US Navy contract to integrate external jammer pods into EA-18G Growler aircraft. As part of the contract, the company will also be responsible for system physical interface analysis, wind tunnel and ground vibration tests, and technical directive development and verification.
The American defense manufacturer also won a $13.54 million contract to provide support and engineering services for the navy’s P8-A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft.