Rockwell Collins will provide up to 2,000 of its global positioning systems (GPS) receivers to Neya Systems and Northrop Grumman for integration in Neya Systems’ autonomous behavior capability module, in support of Increment 1 of the Advanced Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robotic System (AEODRS) of the U.S. Navy Naval Surface Warfare Center.
MicroGRAM enables military micro-users who require secure position, navigation & timing to comply with U.S. Department of Defense policy that all combat and combat support systems use SAASM-based GPS devices.
Increment One of the AEODRS program is the first of three that will be fielded. The program worked with industry to understand the technical challenges associated with a family of open architecture robots. The U.S. Navy leads this joint program to develop a family of explosive ordnance disposal robotics for all the U.S. services.