[SatNews] The requirement follows a Presidential directive that all U.S. forces should be able to operate in a GPS denied or constrained environment.
Raytheon UK is launching a new enhanced version of its battlefield global positioning system anti-jam (GPS-AJ) capability, Landshield at AUSA 2014. The new system will provide the highest integrity and most advanced anti-jam capability for simultaneous L1 and L2 GPS frequencies. Raytheon developed the new capability to address the U.S. Army's nascent Assured Position Navigation and Timing (APNT) program of record, for which the company will deliver a number of systems for evaluation in early 2015.
The requirement follows a Presidential directive that all U.S. forces should be able to operate in a GPS denied or constrained environment. The new GPS-AJ systems could be integrated into nearly 40 percent of U.S. Army land vehicles. Landshield also includes technology allowing it to operate under rotor modulation conditions on combat helicopters, where optimal size, weight and power characteristics are essential.
In today's battlespace, allied forces often face irregular militias that have access to low cost, highly effective GPS jammers. Such devices can significantly degrade the accuracy and capability of military systems that rely on GPS signals for position, navigation and time.
Landshield is a low cost, small form factor, robust and highly efficient GPS anti-jam device with an integrated antenna array which has been developed using a proven Application Specific Integrated Circuit drawing upon Raytheon's 20 year heritage in the GPS-AJ domain.
Raytheon UK is a subsidiary of Raytheon Company. It is a prime contractor and major supplier to the UK Ministry of Defense and has capabilities in mission systems integration in defense, national security and commercial markets. Raytheon UK also designs, develops and manufactures a range of high-technology electronic systems and software at facilities in Harlow, Glenrothes, Uxbridge, Waddington and Broughton.
Raytheon Company, with 2013 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees worldwide, specializes in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 92 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as cyber security and a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. For more about Raytheon, visit www.raytheon.com.