Collins TLAM GPS receiver, 1989
- Display Location:
- Science Museum, Information Age Gallery: Constellation
- Rockwell Collins
Collins TLAM GPS receiver, made by Rockwell Collins, United States, 1989. Consists of main object and front cover, removed for display.
Collins TLAM GPS receiver, made by Rockwell Collins, United States, 1989.
Since its first major use during the First Gulf War, 1990-91, GPS (Global Positioning System) technology has become vitally important tool for military forces. It is used in anything that requires accurate positioning, from weapons targeting to locating emergency bridges. The Collins TLAM GPS receiver was designed specifically for use inside US Navy Tomahawk Missiles as part of an upgrade programme. It was able to be programmed with target GPS coordinates and had more advanced anti-jamming capabilities. As it used Collins' digital chip technology it was drastically lighter and smaller than previous Tomahawk GPS sets.
- Object Number:
- gps receiver
- furnishing and equipment
- tools & equipment
- navigational instrument
- Donated by Rockwell Collins UK Limited
- Permanent collection
- Rockwell Collins UK Limited
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