Rockwell Collins has completed the delivery of Digital GPS Anti-Jam Receiver (DIGAR) airborne technology to the US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC).
The military-grade GPS technology is claimed to provide an airborne anti-jam capability for advanced fifth-generation aircraft, as well as ground and maritime applications.
The airborne anti-jam capability has improved jamming resistance 10,000 times more than the previous model, Rockwell stated.
Rockwell Collins Communication, Navigation and Electronic Warfare Systems vice-president and general manager Troy Brunk said: “This delivery demonstrates a major advancement in military technology and ensures that warfighters will have critical positioning, navigation and timing information when it’s needed most.”
The integration and testing of DIGAR are being carried out through the Program Executive Office Fixed Wing (PEO-FW) at the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).
The airborne anti-jam and anti-spoofing technology are expected to be installed for both forward fit and retrofit applications.
The open systems architecture of DIGAR allows it to be used on a variety of aircraft platforms such as a rotary wing, fixed-wing fighter, bomber, transport aircraft, and small to large unmanned aerial systems.
The 16 simultaneous steered beams generated by the technology provide airborne platforms with superior jamming immunity in the most severe GPS-challenged environments, according to Rockwell.
Rockwell Collins has delivered more than 100,000 anti-jam systems across weapons, aircraft and soldier systems over the last ten years.
Image: Rockwell Collins’ DIGAR provides unmatched protection levels for reliable navigation. Photo: courtesy of Rockwell Collins.