Honeywell, U.S. Army Complete First Flight of Next-Generation Navigation Solution

Date: Issue 121 - April 2023

Honeywell and the U.S. Army have completed the first flight of Honeywell's Embedded Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation System (EGI) equipped with M-Code for the U.S. Army's EAGLE-M program. Honeywell is ready to deliver these qualified units featuring next-generation M-code GPS in 2023 to the U.S. Army and other customers.

In collaboration with Honeywell, the U.S. Army successfully tested the M-Code-enabled EGI units on the MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), which validated its airworthiness to be deployed on military aircraft. M-Code is more resilient than the current generations of global positioning systems (GPS). This next-generation navigation solution enhances the resiliency of the GPS navigation solution to enemy actions. The U.S. Army will begin migrating its MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) fleet to Honeywell EGIs in early 2023.