L-3 to Provide GPS Capabilities to US Army IPADS Equipment

20 September 2010 (Last Updated September 20th, 2010 18:30)

The US Army has awarded a contract to L-3 Communications for adding GPS capabilities to improved position and azimuth determining systems (IPADS) equipment. Under the four-year, indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract, L-3 will design, implement and test selective av

The US Army has awarded a contract to L-3 Communications for adding GPS capabilities to improved position and azimuth determining systems (IPADS) equipment.

Under the four-year, indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract, L-3 will design, implement and test selective availability anti-spoofing module (SAASM) GPS receivers, antennas and cables into all fielded IPADS equipment.

IPADS is a high-performance, accurate system used for precision surveying and navigational requirements on the battlefield, and the GPS-equipped systems will be known as IPADS-G.

The US Army IPADS product manager Anthony Giles said that the IPADS-G capability would help with the delivery of accurate fire support to armed forces.