Germany orders U.S. jam-resistant GPS receivers
Germany has ordered jam-resistant Global Positioning System receivers from the United States military, becoming the first buyer of the advanced GPS user equipment under the Foreign Military Sales program, the U.S. Space and Missile Systems Center announced Nov. 23.
Foreign Military Sales is the U.S. government’s program for transferring defense articles, services, and training to international partners.
The Space and Missile Systems Center said Germany on Sept. 30 ordered an undisclosed quantity of Military Code (M-Code) capable military GPS user equipment.
The secretary of the Air Force and the office of the secretary of defense approved the sale of M-Code user equipment to 58 nations. Germany is expected to get delivery of the equipment in 2021.
M-Code is an upgrade to GPS signals that provides enhanced secure positioning, navigation and timing, anti-jam and anti-spoofing.