IAI and Honeywell to co-develop GPS Anti-Jam navigation system for military applications


Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Honeywell Aerospace to co-develop an advanced GPS Anti-Jam navigation system for military navigation applications.

The MoU covers engineering, manufacturing and marketing a combined GPS Anti-Jam combined solution.

Honeywell Aerospace Electronic Systems president Carl Esposito said: "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.”

The new technology will be made by integrating combine IAI's existing ADA GPS Anti-Jamming system together with Honeywell's embedded GPS Inertial Navigation System.

The ADA system will be integrated as a subsystem or as an embedded module into Honeywell's navigation systems.

"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."

IAI Systems, Missiles & Space Group executive vice-president and general manager Boaz Levi said: “Facing today's threats to GPS, the ability to combine advanced anti-jamming capabilities as part of the Embedded GPS INS (EGI) systems is a must.

“The joint product can be deployed as a turn-key solution or as an upgrade to IAI and Honeywell's existing customer base."

The joint solution has the provisioning to support future directives of the GPS directorate (M-Code), IAI stated.

IAI said that modern navigation, communications, and intelligence collection and electronic warfare systems rely on the uninterrupted availability of satellite-based navigation and timing for their operation, but many platforms do not use anti-jamming systems.


Image: IAI and Honeywell Aerospace officials during the signing ceremony. Photo: courtesy of Israel Aerospace Industries.