Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) has selected NovAtel’s GAJT-AE anti-jam antenna electronics for evaluation onboard Canadian Army platforms.
Conducted through PWGSC’s Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP), testing will analyse the performance of GAJT-AE on the Canadian Army equipment in operational conditions to confirm the antenna’s suitability and robustness for this role.
The testing is expected to take place later this year at 4th Canadian Division Support Garrison Petawawa, and will be completed by the end of March 2016.
NovAtel Marketing vice-president Jason Hamilton said: "NovAtel has had great success working closely with the Canadian Army on the previous round of BCIP.
"It is essential to have military users test our products in operational scenarios.
"We look forward to the valuable feedback that the Canadian Army testing of GAJT-AE GPS anti-jam antenna electronics will provide. NovAtel will use this feedback to continue developing products in support of Canada and its Allied partners."
A number of GAJT-AE antennas will be purchased by PWGSC on behalf of the Canadian Department of National Defence, while the Director Land Requirements will oversee the testing, with support from the Quality Engineering Test Establishment.
Manufactured at NovAtel’s global headquarters in Calgary, GAJT-AE is a GPS anti-jam solution suitable for small and weight-constrained applications, and ensures that the satellite signals necessary to compute position and time are always available.
Three versions of GAJT are currently manufactured by NovAtel, including GAJT-710ML, GAJT-710MS, and GAJT-AE.
GAJT-710ML is claimed to be the world’s first single-unit GPS anti-jam antenna system for land vehicles, networks, and timing infrastructure.
While GAJT-710MS is designed for marine vessels, from small boats to capital ships, the GAJT-AE can be used with an external antenna in size and weight constrained applications.