Rockwell Collins has delivered 1,400 remote secure receivers (RSR) to the US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) and Air Combat Command (ACC).
The RSRs have been provided under a follow-on contract from the AFSOC and ACC, which currently employ a total of 1,800 RSRs.
These plug and play devices can be used with both commercial and military devices to provide the world’s smallest, lowest power, secure and trusted military selective availability anti-spoofing module (SAASM) GPS solution.
Each RSR has the ability to provide unhindered use of secure military GPS to multiple systems on the soldier platform, which offers warfighters maximum flexibility while eliminating the need for a unique military GPS receiver for each system, the company said.
Rockwell Collins communication and navigation products vice-president and general manager Mike Jones said: "RSR’s small size and very low-power is the perfect solution for soldiers that need high-assurance positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) for their commercial devices.
"And the global demand for this technology is growing significantly.
"Since launching RSR in 2015, more than 8,000 have been ordered, and several thousand are effectively being used in the field by JTACs, TACPs and dismounted soldiers.
"This technology takes the mental and physical burden off soldiers by providing them with worry-free confidence that they can execute all of their operations without being spoofed or jammed."
Using SAASM-based RSR, soldiers can overcome the challenges posed by increasing use of enemy jamming and spoofing.
The RSR’s application flexibility ranges from handhelds, targeting and ground vehicles to airborne assets and robots.
Image: A soldier wearing an RSR. Photo: courtesy of Rockwell Collins.