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Spirent Presented With RIN Award for Technical Achievement

Spirent’s Paignton-based Positioning Technology Unit Receives Duke of Edinburgh’s Navigation Award for Technical Achievement 2016.

Spirent Communications plc’s Positioning Technology Unit, has been presented with the Royal Institute of Navigation's (RIN) Duke of Edinburgh Navigation Award for Technical Achievement.

The award was presented at the Institute’s Annual Meeting, held at the Royal Geographical Society in London yesterday, by the Institute’s Patron, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. It was received by Eric Hutchinson, Spirent’s Chief Executive Officer.

Spirent was selected for this year’s award to recognize its leading role in the evolution of global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) since 1985, and joins the European Space Agency, the UK National Air Traffic Services (NATS), the Russian GLONASS system, and others who have previously received the award.

'We are extremely honoured to have been recognized by the Institute in this way,' said Martin Foulger, General Manager of Spirent’s Positioning Technology Unit. 'Spirent has been at the forefront of GPS and other GNSS development for 30 years, so to join the other winners of this award is a great acknowledgement of the technical innovation and commercial success driven by the Spirent team in Paignton.'

Peter Chapman-Andrews, Director of the RIN, commented: 'Spirent is a well-known and well-respected leader in PNT testing. This wholly-deserved award is the Institute’s way of recognising Spirent’s significant contribution over many years towards helping the world evaluate and improve performance of navigation and timing receivers, systems and applications.'

  • 21 July 2016
  • RIN

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