October 02, 2020

Rep. Moulton Announces $56 Million Military Contract with Mayflower Communications

Salem, MA – Rep. Seth Moulton announced today that Mayflower Communications Company Inc. of Bedford has been awarded a $56 million contract for a GPS navigation antenna system. The technology will be used by the United States military and has an estimated completion date of September 28, 2024.

“Since our country’s founding, Massachusetts has been the crucible for the tools and technologies that protect the nation.” Moulton said. “What we make here keeps our troops safe, ensures that we are ready for the challenges that lie ahead of us and helps us stare down our adversaries today. Congratulations to Mayflower Communications on this contract.”

“As a US Owned small business Mayflower is proud to serve our nation and will continue to push the limits of innovation to bring very high quality products to our nation’s warfighters,” said Joseph Thomas the Director, Government Programs.

Mayflower Communications Company Inc. was founded in 1986 by researchers from Draper Laboratories. The company focuses on radio navigation and GPS Anti-Jam technologies, partnering frequently with government agencies and private companies to develop new solutions.

This specific contract is for a Multi-Platform Anti-Jam Global Positioning System (GPS) Navigation Antenna (MAGNA), which provides GPS protection. By rejecting interfering signals before they disrupt the GPS receiver, the device reduces the effect of GPS jamming and enables the warfighter continued access to GPS provided position, navigation, and timing. They are the only US-owned supplier of the Small Antenna System (SAS) and the MAGNA.

Representative Moulton’s office has worked with Mayflower Communications for the past 6 years, investigating how the company’s research can be utilized within the military. Representative Moulton toured their facilities back in October of 2019 to better understand how the company partners with the public and private sectors.