GPS Press Releases

7/16/2007 - Spirent Federal Receives GPS Wing Security Approval

Spirent Federal Systems Inc., a leading provider of GPS satellite simulators, announced today the company has received Global Positioning Systems Wing (GPS Wing) security approval for its Simulator Data Sets (SDS) Upgrade Package for the GSS7700 GPS Simulator.  Spirent Federal is the first company to obtain security approval for a simulator that meets all the requirements for Modernized User Equipment (MUE), including the new SDS M-Code capabilities.  

SDS were devised by the GPS Wing as a means of testing modernized GPS receivers in the laboratory using simulators, without the need to employ the actual Modernized NAVSTAR Security Algorithm (MNSA) in the simulators themselves.  Spirent's SDS Upgrade meets all of the SDS capability requirements defined by the GPS Wing for SDS simulators.  Spirent has supplied Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) M-code test capability since 2004 via its SimMCODE option for GSS7700 GPS simulators. 

Ellen Hall, Spirent Federal President and CEO said, "We are pleased that our SDS Upgrade to our previously approved GSS7700 simulator was approved by the GPS Wing.  We are very appreciative of the professionalism and expertise demonstrated by the personnel at the GPS Wing during the review process."

Spirent Federal offers industry-leading GPS/GNSS test and simulation systems.  Simulation is essential for controlled lab-based testing from research and development to manufacturing and mission planning.  Whatever application, whatever the conditions and however extreme the environment, Spirent Federal provides comprehensive test solutions to support GPS/GNSS projects.

For further information, contact Spirent Federal at (714) 692-6565 or visit the company's Web site at

About Spirent Federal Systems
Spirent Federal Systems was formed in July 2001 by Spirent Communications as a wholly owned subsidiary and U.S. proxy company. Spirent Federal markets and sells Spirent Communications' products in North America. The company also provides value-added features and ongoing customer support. Spirent Federal Systems is headquartered in Yorba Linda, Calif., with support and sales offices throughout the US.

About Spirent Communications plc
Spirent Communications plc is a leading communications technology company focused on delivering innovative systems and services to meet the needs of customers worldwide. We are a global provider of performance analysis and service assurance solutions that enable the development and deployment of next-generation networking technologies such as broadband services, Internet telephony, 3G wireless and web applications and security testing. The Systems group develops power control systems for specialist electrical vehicles in the mobility and industrial markets. Further information about Spirent Communications plc can be found at

Spirent Communications plc Ordinary shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange (ticker: SPT). The Company operates a Level 1 American Depositary Receipt ("ADR") programme with each ADR representing four Spirent Communications plc Ordinary shares. The ADRs trade in the US over-the-counter ("OTC") market under the symbol SPMYY and the CUSIP number is 84856M209. Spirent, Spirent Communications and the Spirent logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Spirent Communications plc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned herein are held by their respective companies. All rights reserved.

Company Contact
Ellen Hall
Spirent Federal Systems
Direct: 714.692.6565
Business: 714.692.6565

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