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Rockwell Collins Becomes Standard Supplier of GPS Engines to U.S. Army.

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- Company anticipates $30 million in sales for GB GRAM program

CECOM has selected Rockwell Collins (NYSE:COL) as the standard supplier of GPS engines to the U.S. Army enabling support of soldiers on the three-dimensional digital battlespace. Rockwell Collins won the competitive two-year ground-based GPS receiver application module (GB-GRAM) contract that has an estimated value of $30 million when the additional options are exercised.

GB-GRAM is a NAVSTAR GPS JPO/Product Manager GPS initiative to migrate towards an open system architecture for ground-based embedded military applications and will be used in communications and weapons platforms across the military over the next 10 years.

Under the GB-GRAM contract, Rockwell Collins is providing its 12-channel Miniature PLGR Engine SAASM (MPE-S), a small, lightweight, third generation GPS receiver. The MPE offers geolocation and precise positioning capabilities for military navigation, tactical communications, battlefield computing and other C4I (Command, Control, Computers, Communication and Information) equipment. Additional features include field reprogrammability, dual frequency and direct-Y acquisition/reacquisition capability, and extended jamming protection performance.

Rockwell Collins is a leader in the design, production and support of communications and aviation electronics solutions for government and commercial customers worldwide. Additional information is available at
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Date:Jul 2, 2003
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