DAGR GPS Receiver Program Hits $120M

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DAGR GPS Rockwell Collins Government Systems, Cedar Rapids, IA received a $5.2 million firm fixed price contract modification. This contract modification exercises production options for the purchase of an additional 2,148 Defense Advanced Global Positioning Satellite Receivers (DAGRs) and accessories. To date, the US and its allies have spent approximately $120 million for DAGR systems, and received nearly 48,000 systems excluding initial test deliveries (see all related contracts). The DAGR provides a Precise Positioning System, using a hand-held, dual-frequency, lightweight receiver of less than one pound that incorporates the next generation, tamper-resistant Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) “SAASM” (Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module) security module. In the field, DAGR supplements the Precision Lightweight GPS Receiver (PLGR) and is interoperable with PLGR integrated platforms (adapters permissible). It is anticipated to have a ten-year service life, and will eventually replace PLGR. DAGR provides real-time position, velocity, navigation, and timing (PVNT) information in a standalone receiver. Ground personnel, indirect fire weapon systems like artillery and mortars, and armored vehicles can all use them. The DAGR can also be used as a secondary or supplemental aid to air missions in slower aircraft like helicopters; and as an aid to navigation in water-borne operations such as for […]

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