ITT Exelis hits milestone in delivery of anti-jam GPS antennas
ITT Exelis announced Sept. 6 that it has to date delivered 500 anti-jam Global Positioning System (GPS) antennas to U.S. and allied military forces.
The seven-element N79 Controlled Reception Pattern Antenna (CRPA) is capable of preventing deliberate jamming and unintentional interference of timing signals when used with anti-jam GPS systems such as the next-generation Advanced Digital Antenna Production and the legacy GPS Antenna System-1, the company said.
The N79 antenna is designed specifically to give combat forces consistent and reliable GPS connections and can operate successfully in the presence of as many as a half dozen interference sources, the company said.
CRPA can be used on fixed and rotary-wing aircraft, ships and unmanned platforms that operate under difficult environmental conditions and in situations where severe vibration occurs, the company said.
William Welsh is the managing editor of Defense Systems. Follow him on Twitter: @WilliamWelsh12.