Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Honeywell Aerospace announced on 17 July that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly develop an advanced GPS anti-jam navigation system.
The companies seek to engineer, manufacture and market a solution that combines IAI's existing ADA system with Honeywell’s embedded GPS Inertial Navigation System. Modern navigation, communications, and intelligence collection and electronic warfare systems integrated in modern platforms, rely on uninterrupted availability of satellite-based navigation and timing data for their operation. Despite this dependency, many platforms do not yet use anti-jamming systems to protect these essential assets, thus exposing themselves to disruption or denial of service and degradation of the ability to fulfil their missions.
“In partnering with IAI, we can offer a GPS anti-jam and inertial navigation solution that provides for increased aircrew safety as well as greater mission effectiveness in GPS denied environments,” Carl Esposito, President, Electronic Systems at Honeywell Aerospace, explained.