Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) and Honeywell have signed a Teaming Agreement (TA) to introduce a jointly developed turnkey GPS Anti-Jam navigation system into the avionics market. The joint product integrates IAI’s GPS Anti-Jam system with Honeywell’s navigation products, as a subsystem or as an embedded solution. Upon successful development, IAI’s GPS anti jamming system the ADA, an advanced system that protects avionic systems from GPS jamming, will be embedded into Honeywell’s Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation System (EGI).
Modern navigation, communications, and intelligence collection and electronic warfare systems integrated in modern platforms, rely on the uninterrupted availability of satellite-based navigation and timing for their operation. Despite this dependency, most platforms do not use any counter measure systems to protect those essential assets. Remaining exposed, even low-power jammers can disrupt or even deny the operation of GNSS systems, thus degrading the platform’s capability to fulfill its mission. As a result of contracts signed over the past year, the GPS Anti-Jam Navigation System has been sold to a number of customers and is already operational.
Honeywell Aerospace Electronic Solutions president Carl Esposito said, “With an increasing range of GPS-based military devices and systems comes the subsequent need for enhanced protection and multiple redundancies to prevent proliferating jamming threats. Honeywell’s deep expertise in navigation technology, in conjunction with IAI’s ability to tackle unique security challenges with cutting-edge solutions, enables us to keep our customers’ critical navigation systems protected and operational – even in remote locations or harsh environments.”