Canadian army LAV 8x8 armoured equipped now with GAJT-700ML GPS anti-jamming system 1705143

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Saturday, May 17, 2014 11:38 AM
 
Canadian army LAV 8x8 armoured equipped now with GAJT-700ML GPS anti-jamming system.
The Government of Canada has awarded a contract to Calgary company NovAtel Inc. for its innovation, the GAJT-700ML GPS anti-jamming antenna system, through the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP).
     
The Government of Canada has awarded a contract to Calgary company NovAtel Inc. for its innovation, the GAJT-700ML GPS anti-jamming antenna system, through the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP).
Canadian army LAV 8x8 armoured vehicle fitted with the new GAJT-700ML GPS anti-jamming antenna system.
     

The GAJT-700ML is an advanced, single-unit GPS anti-jamming antenna system that protects GPS receivers from unintentional interference and jamming. It is the first of its kind, meant specifically for military land vehicles. This innovation will provide GPS users with precise navigation.

For Canadian soldiers in the field, accurate positioning and timing information is critical to operations. A few years ago Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) identified a requirement to develop an innovative, low cost solution to protect land vehicles in Canadian Army like the Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV) III from GPS jamming.

“The Canadian Army requires accurate, secure and reliable access to Global Positioning Systems to conduct operations throughout the full spectrum of conflict in all potential theatres of operation,” said Colonel Andrew Jayne, Director Land Requirements.

The device has evolved from a prototype to a product undergoing testing through two separate contracts. Under the first contract, an industrial research contract with DRDC, Calgary-based NovAtel developed the GPS Anti-Jamming Technology, or GAJT, prototype. NovAtel continued to develop the technology and recently released a commercially available product, the GAJT-700ML.

DRDC’s data logging equipment was used to record the performance of the LAV III’s navigation systems during the trial. “The data logger integrates into the LAV III’s sophisticated electronics to capture the data from its navigation systems,” explained McLelland. “It allows the personnel evaluating the test data to visualize the impact of GAJT in jammed and non-jammed environments on the LAV III’s recorded position as it traveled along a predefined route.”

 

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