in Defence / Space

QinetiQ and Rockwell Collins partner on MCOS and GNSS receivers

Posted 25 May 2017 · Add Comment

QinetiQ and Rockwell Collins have signed a global Alliance Agreement to collaborate on the development of next generation high assurance, Multi Constellation Open Service (MCOS) and secured Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers.

The effort will support the critical mission needs of users including Military, Government and Critical National Infrastructure.

QinetiQ's expertise in the field of advanced, low size, weight and power open service and secured multi-constellation satellite navigation receivers, together with the Rockwell Collins Global market position in secure military GPS receivers, will bring users unprecedented levels of availability, accuracy and assurance of positioning, navigation and timing.

This family of receivers will offer the end user the flexibility to select the relevant GNSS capability to meet operational, geographical or budgetary needs and will provide the military, government and other users with previously unavailable GNSS accuracy and timing. This will improve their safety, increasing mission effectiveness and reduce operational costs.

Andy Thorp, Group Business Development Director, QinetiQ, said: “As we move into the era of multi-constellation satellite receivers this market leading agreement and the investment that sits behind it sends a clear message to our customers and shareholders that QinetiQ and Rockwell Collins are taking every step necessary to stay at the forefront of GNSS technical development and product delivery. The development will be centered in Europe, led from the UK, supporting the global market.”

Colin Mahoney, senior vice president, International and Service Solutions for Rockwell Collins, said: “This alliance agreement with QinetiQ is a great opportunity to bring together our strengths. Working together, our customers will experience unprecedented levels of availability, accuracy and assurance of positioning, navigation and timing for conducting their missions.”


* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Latest News

Doncaster Sheffield Airport reveals new Vision and Masterplan

The award-winning Doncaster Sheffield Airport have launched their ambitious Vision and Masterplan outlining the expected growth over the next 20 years.

Gresham introduces 500W DC:DC converter for vehicle comms and security

Gresham Power Electronics has introduced a 500W DC:DC converter for military and non-tactical vehicle mounted communications and security systems.

Rolls-Royce breaks ground on new testbed facility

Rolls-Royce today welcomed Business Secretary, Greg Clark to Derby to celebrate the start of work on its new testbed facility.

Aviation Skills Partnership Awards open for nominations

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Aviation Skills Awards which recognise and reward those who are doing exceptional work in aviation and training.

Cranfield to lead on MK:U

Plans for a new university currently known as MK:U which have been in development since late last year, took a big step forward today, with the announcement that Milton Keynes Council has chosen Cranfield University as the lead higher

G&P to debut at Farnborough International Airshow

Quality management experts G&P are exhibiting at the Farnborough International Airshow for the first time with the support of the Midlands Aerospace Alliance.

ODU SK191217191218
See us at
SMI HelicopterTBT1402240518Aviation Africa BT18418FIL18 BT111017220718SMI FAVSABT2411120418SMI FAVWSBT1402060618