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United States : Mayflower wins Phase III SGUE (small GPS user equipment) contract with the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).

Mayflower Communications Company, Inc., has won a Phase III SGUE (small GPS user equipment) contract with the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), sponsored by the Space and Missile Systems Center/GPS Directorate (SMC/GPSD), for the development of a small SWaP (size, weight, and power) security certifiable Common GPS Module (CGM) for the Air Forces Modernized GPS User Equipment (MGUE) Program.

Aim of Mayflowers SGUE program is to develop advanced GPS receiver technology for supporting future military GPS requirements. The program aims at development of a NAVWAR (Navigation Warfare)compatible CGM form factor that will support SWaP-constrained military users.

The company said, the SGUE CGM development effort will lead to expansion of Mayflowers military GPS receiver product line to cover a modernized NavAssure-M product offering so that its existing customers will have a form-fit-function upgrade path from SAASM to MGUE.

Dana Howell, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Program Manager said, The Air Force is very pleased to see innovative GPS technology developed under its SBIR Program to find commercialization opportunity in the MGUE Market. Mayflower has performed well and we are confident of the SGUE Program success.

Eddy Emile, Chief, Advanced Technology and International Branch, GPS Directorate said, The AFRL/GPSD objective in the SGUE Program is to advance MGUE technology and make it affordable to the warfighter. The SGUE Program fits the need and will lower the cost to the user by increased competition enabled by the SGUE Program.

The Department of Defense (DoD) along with other agencies with the help of Mayflowers small SWaP GPS receiver technology will benefit from increased competition, better capability, and reduction in overall program costs to DoD program managers and platform prime contractors in upgrading their navigation systems to MGUE.

Triveni Upadhyay, founder and CEO of Mayflower Communications Company, Inc., based in Bedford, Massachusetts said, The development of small SWaP MGUE form-factors, enabled by SGUE CGM, will have a significant impact in the M-code market, providing secure modernized GPS signals to the warfighters and lowering total ownership costs on many military programs.

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Date:May 16, 2016
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