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Raytheon Intelligence & Space Delivers 3,000th MAGR 2000-S24 GPS Receiver


Raytheon Intelligence & Space Delivers 3,000th MAGR 2000-S24 GPS Receiver

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Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a Raytheon Technologies business (NYSE: RTX), delivered its 3,000th MAGR 2000-S24 GPS system to the U.S. Air Force. The MAGR2K is a secure, resilient GPS receiver that allows the warfighter to navigate the battlespace with protection against interference and jamming. The MAGR2K is an upgrade to the legacy miniaturized airborne GPS receivers and is currently in service aboard 20 types of fixed-wing and rotary-wing platforms from Department of Defense and Foreign Military Sales customers. Raytheon Intelligence & Space continues to upgrade the MAGR2K technology to stay current with the evolving battlespace.

The MAGR 2000 design is a GPS Receiver Applications Module (GRAM) based open system architecture that is modular in design and incorporates modern electronics. The MAGR 2000 is a form, fit, and function backward compatible replacement of the MAGR, and provides enhancements including improved acquisition and GPS solution performance, all-in-view GPSsatellite tracking and GPS integrity. The MAGR 2000 includes a SAASM upgrade. Development is underway for the MAGR-2K-M, which uses the company’s M-Code technology. The first production readiness units are currently undergoing platform integration on the U.S. Air Force’s B-2 platform.

“In the battlespace, disruptions to navigation are not an option,” said Eric Ditmars, vice president of Secure Sensor Solutions at RI&S. “Our MAGR2K GPS receivers enhance GPS acquisition and performance ensuring military forces reliable and assured GPS data they can act on. Delivery of the 3,000th unit is a significant milestone for our team.”

Raytheon Intelligence & Space delivers the disruptive technologies our customers need to succeed in any domain, against any challenge. A developer of advanced sensors, training, and cyber and software solutions, Raytheon Intelligence & Space provides a decisive advantage to civil, military and commercial customers in more than 40 countries around the world. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the business generated $14 billion in pro forma annual revenue in 2019 and has 35,700 employees worldwide. Raytheon Intelligence & Space is one of four businesses that form Raytheon Technologies Corporation.

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A Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit flies over Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Nov. 8, 2015, during an exercise. The B-2 Spirit is a multi-role bomber capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III)

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