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Cobham Receives Anti-Jam PNT Contract for UK MOD

By | March 31, 2020


Cobham makes the Anti Jam GPS for Lynx Wildcat. Photo: Cobham

Cobham Aerospace Connectivity has received a contract from the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) to research advanced anti-jam techniques to protect navigation signals from the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). Under the contract, Cobham will research to develop means to provide resilient Position Navigation and Timing (PNT) information derived from the GNSS multi-constellation. 

This DE&S-backed research aligns with the company’s goal of taking anti-jam capability and developing a miniaturized system capable of providing advanced protection for the navigation signals received from the GNSS multi-constellation network. Cobham said the anti-jam system will combine the use of advanced Controlled Radiation Pattern Array (CRPA) antenna technology with digital signal processing techniques not only to ensure reliable and assured navigation information, but also to derive important signal intelligence and domain awareness information regarding the source and nature of the interference and the best means of mitigation.

“This contract award recognises Cobham’s status as a major U.K. provider of anti-jam systems as well as our long history and deep experience in the areas of navigation antennas and satellite connectivity. We look forward to working with DE&S in this initial phase and subsequent work on this exciting project,” said Neil Tomlinson, Cobham Aerospace Connectivity vice president of Sales and Business Development.