BAE Systems has signed a $318 million contract with the U.S. Army to provide high-tech, embeddable computer cards for secure navigation on foot and aboard armored vehicles.

The five-year contract, announced on September 29, allows the service’s positioning, navigation, and timing experts direct access to BAE Systems’ M-code GPS modules and related engineering support. The agreement is made sense due to compatibility with existing equipment, such as Dismounted Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing Systems (DAPS) and Mounted Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing Systems (MAPS).

The Army has previously tapped TRX Systems for DAPS and Collins Aerospace, part of RTX, for MAPS.

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