Interstate GPS Receiver Passes M-Code Test

L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation (L-3 IEC) announced today (March 12, 2013) that it successfully performed GPS Military Code (M-Code) testing during a “live sky broadcast event” last month.

The IEC M-Code receiver is designed to provide improved accuracy, positioning, navigation and timing in conditions where the performance of current receivers might be compromised or unavailable.


L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation (L-3 IEC) announced today (March 12, 2013) that it successfully performed GPS Military Code (M-Code) testing during a “live sky broadcast event” last month.

The IEC M-Code receiver is designed to provide improved accuracy, positioning, navigation and timing in conditions where the performance of current receivers might be compromised or unavailable.

The live-sky testing, conducted by the GPS Program Directorate from February 10 through February 15, provided a maximum of six satellite vehicles broadcasting M-Code signals. The testing supports a congressional mandate to implement the next-generation M-Code technology on all future and existing U.S. Department of Defense platforms, as well as objectives for technical innovations capable of offsetting future threats.

Company officials say the results of the testing continue to validate the performance of L-3 IEC’s next-generation modernized military GPS receivers.

“Our backward- and forward-compatible, next-generation GPS receivers and our common GPS module are providing tomorrow’s technology today,” said Ric Pozo, general manager and vice-president of L-3 IEC’s navigation systems business, based in Anaheim, California. “This testing represents the latest in a series of first-ever successful demonstrations of IEC’s next-generation M-Code GPS technology and provides critical validation of the hardware and software performance of our equipment.”