GPS Press Releases

5/8/2006 - Spirent Federal GPS Simulation System Selected by Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)

NAVAIR Uses Spirent System to Test GPS Receivers

Spirent Federal, a leading provider of GPS satellite simulators, today announced that the U.S. Navy's Naval Air Systems Command PMA209 Common System Integration Lab in Patuxent River, MD, has purchased and taken delivery of a Spirent Simulation System that will be used for testing a variety of GPS Receivers.

The systems purchased by Patuxent River include Spirent Federals' GSS7712 L1/L2 simulators, Classified Package, Pseudo M code, Remote Control option, Inertial Interfaces and training. The Inertial Interfaces allow the user to emulate the output of Inertial sensors, while simultaneously simulating the GPS RF signals. This allows users to test combined GPS/Inertial Receivers.

"NAVAIR Patuxent River is one of eight Naval Air Systems Command sites that provides the highest standard in warfare technology through supremacy in naval aviation technologies," said Ellen Hall, president of Spirent Federal Systems. "Spirent Federal is proud to be chosen as a GPS simulator and Inertial Interface supplier to NAVAIR Patuxent River."

NAVAIR Patuxent River's (Aircraft Division including the Webster Field Annex) mission is to support NAVAIR in providing the warfighter with absolute combat power through technologies that deliver dominant combat effects and matchless capabilities. Patuxent River provides effective and affordable integrated warfare systems and life cycle support by performing research, development, test and evaluation, engineering and fleet support for manned and unmanned aircraft, engines, avionics, aircraft support systems and ship/shore/air operations.
PMA209 is U.S. Department of Defense's agent of choice for the management of capability-centric avionics solutions. PMA209 provides, integrates and supports cost-effective, world-class, transformational airborne capability-centric solutions to enable common warfighter safety, connectivity, computing and interoperability needs.

Spirent Federal offers industry-leading GPS/GNSS test and simulation systems. Simulation is essential for controlled lab-based testing from R&D through 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.

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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