EDGE company SIGN4L, developer of electronic warfare and intelligence solutions, has unveiled UAE’s first indigenously developed anti-jam data processing system – GPS-Protect.
GPS-Protect covers air, land and sea applications. The UAE-made system provides significant immunity to jamming, thereby protecting mission critical systems that require assured position, navigation and timing information from GPS.
The system, unveiled at the ongoing Dubai Airshow, uses a multi-element controlled reception pattern array (CRPA) antenna and provides resistance against one or multiple jamming signals. GPS-Protect implements multiple mitigation methods and specialised digital signal processing algorithms to ensure continuous operation of systems that rely on satellite navigation when GPS jammers or other mechanisms are used to jam or disrupt satellite signals.
GPS-Protect is lightweight and compact, making it ideal for SWaP (size, weight and power)-limited unmanned systems and guided weapons. Offering a single solution for multiple applications, the modular system can also be integrated into larger platforms such as vehicles, ships and aircraft.
“Aligning with the growing trend towards powerful electronic warfare capabilities in smaller compact packages, GPS-Protect extends spectrum superiority to small-scale, unmanned systems, as well as to larger aircraft and ships,” said said Waleid Al Mesmari, Vice President of Program Management, EW&I – EDGE. “It maintains the platform’s GPS signal throughout the presence of unintentional radio-frequency (RF) interference or jamming attacks, and we look forward to working with our partners and clients in deploying this cutting-edge product to market.”
EDGE, an advanced technology group for defence, ranks among the top 25 military suppliers in the world.
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