Rockwell Collins delivers latest digital GPS receiver technology to US Air Force Special Operations Command

August 24, 2017 Photo(s): By Rockwell Collins
  • 10,000 times improved jamming resistance
  • Assures critical position, navigation and timing (PNT)
Rockwell Collins' Digital GPS Anti-Jam Receiver (DIGAR) provides unmatched protection levels for reliable navigation for military operations

Rockwell Collins recently delivered the latest generation of Digital GPS Anti-Jam Receiver (DIGAR) airborne anti-jam and anti-spoofing technology to the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). The enhanced solution provides unsurpassed airborne anti-jam capability with over 10,000 times improved jamming resistance over the previous model.

"From advanced fifth-generation aircraft to ground and maritime applications, this receiver is the most reliable military-grade GPS solution available due to its unmatched anti-jam protection levels," said Troy Brunk, vice president and general manager, Communication, Navigation & Electronic Warfare Systems for Rockwell Collins. "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 the new equipment is being worked through the Program Executive Office Fixed Wing (PEO-FW) at U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and represents the highest level of GPS assurance for airborne markets. With several installations planned for both forward fit and retrofit applications, DIGAR is built on an open systems architecture that enables growth capabilities across a variety of aircraft platforms that include rotary wing, fixed wing fighter, bomber, transport aircraft and small to large unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

Rockwell Collins has delivered over 100,000 anti-jam systems across weapons, aircraft and soldier systems over the last 10 years. With a wealth of Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) simulations and live sky tests, DIGAR assures a high Technology Readiness Level (TRL) product with a flexible, programmable implementation that provides a low risk approach to mitigating the evolving jamming landscape.