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Northrop Grumman awarded contract for EMD phase of EGI-M GPS


Northrop Grumman Corporation revealed that it has received from the U.S. Air Force a $59 million contract for the EMD phase of the Embedded Global Positioning System (GPS) /Inertial Navigation System (INS)-Modernization, or EGI-M, technology.


Northrop Grumman obtained a 59 Million contract for the EMD phase of the EGI M E-2D, one of the lead platforms selected for EGI-M integration (Picture source: US Navy)


Under the EMD phase contract, Northrop Grumman will develop the critical hardware and software design for the EGI-M, build hardware for integration and qualification, generate safety and civil certification documentation, qualify the new EGI-M systems to rigorous military standards, and build production units for platform testing.

“This EMD award brings us an important step closer to fielding a modernized navigation system that provides accurate positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) information, even when GPS is denied. Northrop Grumman is dedicated to ensuring the safety and mission success of our warfighters by providing a resilient assured PNT solution that will allow service members to fly, fight and win in any environment.” said Dean Ebert, Vice President, Navigation and Positioning Systems at Northrop Grumman.

The EGI-M system is based upon modular and truly open systems architecture. It will provide support for the insertion of new capabilities and adaptability based on specific platform requirements. The upgraded navigation system will involve new generation GPS receivers that securely transmit the new military signals for space (M-Code).
Exportable versions will also be developed for the needs of international customers. F-22 and E-2D are the lead platforms for EGI-M.