General Dynamics announced Tuesday that it has installed a new and improved GPS system onto US Stryker armoured fighting vehicles in Germany that allows US forces to operate in an environment when GPS signals are degraded or denied.
Known as Mounted Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing Data (PNT) System (MAPS) Gen 1, the system began fielding in September on select Stryker armored fighting vehicles and could eventually extend to thousands of vehicles across Europe, the company said in a statement.
General Dynamics Mission Systems is the current provider to the US Army’s MAPS Program of Record.
MAPS Gen 1 is a modular vehicle-mounted system that monitors GPS signals for validity and sends accurate data to military devices even when GPS signals are degraded or denied. Without trusted data, GPS-dependent systems fail to operate properly, hindering operational capability and soldier safety.
MAPS Gen 1 is scalable and upgradable so warfighters will benefit from additional features and capabilities throughout fielding and product lifecycle.