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QinetiQ and Rockwell Collins partner on MCOS and GNSS receivers

Posted 25 May 2017 · Add Comment

QinetiQ and Rockwell Collins have signed a global Alliance Agreement to collaborate on the development of next generation high assurance, Multi Constellation Open Service (MCOS) and secured Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers.



The effort will support the critical mission needs of users including Military, Government and Critical National Infrastructure.

QinetiQ's expertise in the field of advanced, low size, weight and power open service and secured multi-constellation satellite navigation receivers, together with the Rockwell Collins Global market position in secure military GPS receivers, will bring users unprecedented levels of availability, accuracy and assurance of positioning, navigation and timing.

This family of receivers will offer the end user the flexibility to select the relevant GNSS capability to meet operational, geographical or budgetary needs and will provide the military, government and other users with previously unavailable GNSS accuracy and timing. This will improve their safety, increasing mission effectiveness and reduce operational costs.

Andy Thorp, Group Business Development Director, QinetiQ, said: “As we move into the era of multi-constellation satellite receivers this market leading agreement and the investment that sits behind it sends a clear message to our customers and shareholders that QinetiQ and Rockwell Collins are taking every step necessary to stay at the forefront of GNSS technical development and product delivery. The development will be centered in Europe, led from the UK, supporting the global market.”

Colin Mahoney, senior vice president, International and Service Solutions for Rockwell Collins, said: “This alliance agreement with QinetiQ is a great opportunity to bring together our strengths. Working together, our customers will experience unprecedented levels of availability, accuracy and assurance of positioning, navigation and timing for conducting their missions.”

 

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