Collins Aerospace Builds GPS-Jamming – A Key for the Army

Collins Aerospace Builds GPS-Jamming – A Key for the Army
  • PublishedOctober 8, 2020

A warrior looks at a receiving wire on a Striker vehicle equipped with the Gen 1 Mounted Assured PNT System.

The Army has granted Collins Aerospace to manufacture its Mounted Assured Position Navigation and Timing System (MAPS), a program that guarantees fighters know where they are and where they’re going regardless of whether the adversary is jamming GPS

“This is a major success for the Army and verification that [Army Futures Command]’s main goal to quicken the turn of events and handling of modernized Soldier abilities is working,” said Willie Nelson, overseer of the Assured Positing, Navigation and Timing (APNT) Cross-Functional Team (CFT). “Not exactly a year after we prepared the original of MAPS in Europe we’re as of now pushing forward with the improvement of GEN II. This honor comes not exactly a month after our Mounted APNT necessity was endorsed. The circumstance couldn’t be better.”

Col. Nickolas Kioutas, the Army’s PNT program director, shares what the administration is finding out about exploring in denied or corrupted conditions.

The Army’s situation on cutting edge route

Col. Nickolas Kioutas, the Army’s PNT program director, shares what the administration is finding out about exploring in denied or corrupted conditions.

The Phase III Other Transaction Authority contract covers item development and starts battle stage coordination, making the way to low rate introductory creation.

Guides is an Army innovation intended to be introduced on vehicles, giving warriors exact position, route and timing information in any event, when the GPS signal is denied, debased or caricature. Guides will have the option to combine PNT information from different sources, including timing sensors, indicator estimations and inertial route units, making an elective that can approve, or even supplant, GPS information.

Before this declaration, two merchants were taking a shot at MAPS Gen II. Presently, Collins Aerospace will push ahead with the program of record.

“Sensor combination likewise establishes the framework to work without GPS or without (radio recurrence), since, supposing that you can take in speed or indicator or an (inertial route unit), those are not jammable or spoofable. You can realize where you’re at and still report where you’re at,” Lt. Col. Alexander Rasmussen, item administrator for Mounted Positioning Navigation and Timing, told columnists on a September media call.

Guides Gen I units have been conveyed to warriors in Europe. In 2019, the Army equipped Stryker vehicles having a place with the second Cavalry Regiment in Germany with MAPS Gen 1. The Army intends to furnish significantly a greater amount of that regiments vehicles with Gen I units while Gen II is being developed. It additionally plans to introduce GEN 1 units on Bradley Fighting Vehicles and tanks utilized by the first Infantry Division with the first Brigade at Fort Riley, Kansas.

“Fighter Touch Points from the second Cavalry Regiment and third Cavalry Regiment have been a basic segment of the MAPS program conveying what Soldiers need,” Rasumussen said in an announcement.

While MAPS Gen I speaks to an underlying “Battle Tonight” capacity, Gen II will have further developed highlights, for example, the capacity to get M-Code—a more exact, jam-safe GPS code worked for military use. It will likewise include substitute route, hostile to stick receiving wire, sensor combination, inertial estimation unit, and PNT danger line of bearing.

Following Gen II, MAPS will be consolidated into the C4ISR/EW Modular Open Suite of Standards, or CMOSS. CMOSS is a typical frame the Army is working as a component of their new fitting and-play way to deal with capacities. Rather than introducing MAPS onto vehicles with each update, CMOSS will permit MAPS to be introduced by essentially connecting a chip to the suspension. That capacity was as of late tried out at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

The Army didn’t deliver the estimation of the Collins Aerospace contract.

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Karen Owens

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