Last fall, after Russia was suspected of jamming GPS signals in Europe and elsewhere, the U.S. Army will test an anti-jamming GPS to solve the defense breakthrough problem.
GPS jammer can also pose a major threat to the United States and allied forces, and everything from troop movement to guided missile and UAV guidance depends on the system. Last fall, the United States and NATO allies launched a large-scale joint exercise called Trident Juncture in Norway to test the joint preparations and training of a large multinational alliance. During the exercise, the military noticed that GPS signals interfered with signals attributed to Russia by Finnish and Norwegian officials. In April 2018, US officials stated that the Russian military had blocked the GPS system of UAVs used in Syria.
Members of the German Second Cavalry Regiment will be equipped in the fall. According to reports, the Army is considering developing a new generation of inertial navigation system that can be used as a backup system.
At the C4ISERnet conference in Arlington last week, Colonel Nickolas Kioutas, project manager for Army procurement developer Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT), said that it’s important to deliver equipment to troops quickly, and the Army is working hard to roll out the Equipment used in the iterative process. Breaking the defense points out that by putting the system in the hands of units like the Second Cavalry, the Army can quickly evaluate technology and make improvements if necessary-without spending years developing and testing equipment that turns out to be the wrong one.