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Monday, July 15th, 2024

Northrop Grumman outlines successful EGI-M test flight

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Northrop Grumman Corporation has detailed the successful flight test of its advanced airborne navigation solution, Embedded Global Positioning System (GPS) / Inertial Navigation System (INS) Modernization – known as EGI-M.

“This flight test is a major step forward in developing our next generation airborne navigation system,” Northrop Grumman Navigation and Cockpit Systems Vice President Ryan Arrington said. “The EGI-M capability developed by Northrop Grumman enables our warfighters to navigate accurately and precisely through hostile and contested environments.”

The M-Code capable GPS receiver serves as a core component of the company’s EGI-M program. It is engineered to efficiently transmit positioning, navigation and timing information.

Once fully operational, the EGI-M system will feature a modular platform interface designed to seamlessly integrate with current platform navigation systems, Northrop Grumman noted, supporting advanced software and hardware technology upgrades now and in the future.

Flight test data determined Northrop Grumman’s prototype EGI-M solution, the M-Code capable LN-351, performed at standards equal to its current LN-251 INS / GPS system, featuring modern fiber optic gyro technology, per authorities.

According to Northrop Grumman, additional fixed-wing and rotary-wing platforms across Department of Defense and allied forces have selected Northrop Grumman’s EGI-M as their future navigation solution to support mission-critical systems.