Raytheon UK gets GPS anti-jam order for Eurofighter
Raytheon UK has received further orders under its current contract with Northrop Grumman Italia (NGI) for its jam-resistant Global Positioning System (GPS)-antenna technology for Eurofighter.
This latest order is for Eurofighter Tranche 3 and is valued at more than £2.8 million. It provides an additional 88 systems for the four nations of the Eurofighter consortium.
Nick Holyer, Head of Force Protection for Raytheon UK, said: “This latest contract is a continuation of our very successful GPS anti-jam production line, which is a leader in the provision of GPS anti-jam systems to UK MoD, US DoD and other NATO nations. Our GPS anti-jam product is currently being used across a wide range of platforms, including aircraft, weapons, helicopters and land vehicles.”
Production of the GAS-1 systems started in 1998, and the Eurofighter GPS Antenna Electronics system production began in 2001. The total number of units supplied across both programmes has exceeded 7,000.
Raytheon UK has a comprehensive GPS anti-jam product line covering air, sea and land applications in both analogue and digital designs.
Raytheon UK is a subsidiary of Raytheon Company. It is a prime contractor and major supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence and has developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defence, national security and commercial markets. Raytheon UK also designs, develops and manufactures a range of high-technology electronic systems and software at its facilities in Harlow, Glenrothes, Uxbridge, Waddington and Broughton.