BAE Systems unveils NavGuide GPS receiver to replace DAGR Defense Advanced GPS Receiver


BAE Systems unveiled NavGuide, a cutting-edge Assured-Positioning, Navigation and Timing (A-PNT) device, at the Joint Navigation Conference in San Diego. This next-generation device incorporates M-Code Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, providing advanced features for military applications. NavGuide is designed as a field-installable replacement for the Defense Advanced GPS Receiver (DAGR), ensuring seamless integration with existing DAGR mounts and accessories without disrupting missions.
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BAE Systems’ NavGuide offers a three-inch, full-color graphical user interface, specifically designed for dismounted soldiers (Picture source: BAE Systems)


BAE Systems’ NavGuide offers a three-inch, full-color graphical user interface, specifically designed for dismounted soldiers, and can easily integrate with various mounted platforms and systems. It utilizes the enhanced M-Code GPS signal, providing superior protection against jamming and spoofing. With its portability, versatility, and precision, NavGuide supports vehicular, handheld, sensor, and gun-laying applications, empowering the military to counter adversaries effectively even in challenging threat environments.

Todd Peterson, the Director of Engineering for Navigation & Sensor Systems at BAE Systems, stated that the development of NavGuide was driven by market demand for a cost-effective and high-performance system upgrade that is user-friendly and compatible with existing DAGR platforms. NavGuide not only offers crucial features like a moving map, situational awareness capabilities, and 9-line targeting but also meets key military environmental requirements.

BAE Systems, with over 45 years of military GPS expertise, has supplied nearly two million GPS devices to more than 280 platforms worldwide. The company produces M-Code GPS receivers in various form factors and capability levels, making them accessible to the U.S. armed forces and allied nations through foreign military sales.

NavGuide will be manufactured at BAE Systems' state-of-the-art facility in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This engineering and manufacturing center spans 278,000 square feet and houses a team of over 800 military GPS experts. The facility is continuously expanding to meet the growing demands of the business.

Key features of NavGuide include rapid 30-second installation using existing DAGR mounts and accessories, wireless data transmission capabilities, a battery life of over 14 hours, an intuitive full-color graphical user interface, and customizable formats tailored to specific military roles and missions.


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NavGuide is designed as a field-installable replacement for the Defense Advanced GPS Receiver (DAGR) illustrated here above, ensuring seamless integration with existing DAGR mounts and accessories without disrupting missions (Picture source: BAE Systems)


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