Rockwell Collins will continue producing handheld GPS receivers for the Defense Department and foreign military services, the Defense Department announced Tuesday.
The Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based aerospace technology firm received a contract modification from the U.S. Air Force for more Defense Advanced GPS Receivers.
According to the company, DAGR units are used in vehicular, hand-held, sensor and gun-laying applications and support a map set size of up to 32 megabytes.
The Air Force says the company received an initial production contract in November 2002 for potential buys through 2011.
In November 2007, the ceiling was raised to $700 million and work began on a sole source follow-on contract.
All U.S. military branches, the Missile Defense Agency, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and 30 foreign militaries use DAGR units.
The company is partnering with SAIC Inc. to develop mobile ad hoc, Internet Protocol networks for the U.S. Navy.