Rock­well Collins cel­e­brates 40 years since re­ceiv­ing the world’s first GPS satel­lite sig­nal

India Strategic - - TALKING POINTS -

DCEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA. Work­ing well af­ter mid­night 40 years ago, on July 19, 1977, a Rock­well Collins en­gi­neer re­ceived a sig­nal from the world’s first Global Po­si­tion­ing Sys­tem (GPS) satel­lite known as NTS-2. Since then the tech­nol­ogy has grown to be the stan­dard of nav­i­ga­tion around the world and touches nearly every part of our daily lives. Rock­well Collins has con­tin­ued to pi­o­neer ad­vance­ments in GPS in­tro­duc­ing more than 50 GPS prod­ucts in­clud­ing GPS anti-jam and pre­ci­sion land­ing sys­tems, and as it cel­e­brates the 40th an­niver­sary of that his­tor­i­cal day, Rock­well Colins has de­liv­ered more than one mil­lion GPS re­ceivers for com­mer­cial avion­ics and gov­ern­ment ap­pli­ca­tions, help­ing shape how the world nav­i­gates both on the ground and in the air.

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