The U.S. Army has completed the first flight of Honeywell’s EAGLE-M Embedded Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation System (EGI) with M-Code capabilities. 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 Army conducted successful testing of 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 fleet to the Honeywell EAGLE-M EGI with M-Code in early 2023.