ITT Exelis hits milestone in delivery of anti-jam GPS antennas
- By William Welsh
- Sep 07, 2012
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 a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.