Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has unveiled ADA, an advanced system to protect avionics from GPS jamming. Already integrated into several systems, including one of the Israeli Air Force’s main platforms, the system will be exhibited at Aero India in Bangalore later this month.
Developed by IAI’s MALAM Division, ADA is based on the company’s multi-channel Controlled Reception Pattern Antenna (CRPA) technology. It ensures operational continuity of the aircraft fleet, allowing avionic systems which rely on satellite navigation systems to continue uninterrupted operation, even under direct electronic attack, when the enemy uses GPS jammers or other methods of interference.
Based on an advanced electronic architecture and the implementation of sophisticated digital processing, the agile ADA system protects a broad range of GNSS systems operating on manned and unmanned combat aircraft and helicopters. ADA variants are also used in land-based platforms such as main battle tanks and APCs, and on naval systems. Other derivatives of the system are integrated in various guided weapons.
“Facing today’s threats to GNSS, these systems are a must, for any platform using GPS, or any other Global Satellite Navigation Systems. Our operationally proven systems will ensure the availability of GPS- and GNSS-based systems, even in the most contested, EW-saturated battle-space. Considering the operational challenges, we believe this system has considerable export potential for many air forces and armies who experience GNSS jamming in combat zones,” said division general manager Jacob Galifat.