GPS is mission Critical
The defense world is changing. Government customers no longer want a few large, expensive and powerful manned vehicles whether ground, air, or maritime but prefer smaller, less expensive or expendable unmanned vehicles. Traditional military GPS protection products may have been a great solution for these large platforms, but they are no longer viable for the smaller, unmanned ones. GPSdome is a perfect fit for that ever-growing void. We provide proportionate protection for these unmanned platforms.
GPS is a necessity for police and military drones, for tracking and protecting cargo and for critical infrastructure and assets to operate. GPS is the weakest signal used today. Jamming attacks have become the most prevalent method of RF assault interference used by criminals and terrorists. infiniDome’s products are the first non-military solutions for detecting, monitoring, and protecting all GPS-based system assets.
GPS-guided loitering munitions are widely used today for medium-long range high-precision attacks. These flying warheads are a new category of unmanned airborne vehicles that are meant to spot, identify, attack, and destroy enemy assets. To do this, they must rely on their GNSS signals which are constantly threatened. For example, North Korea reportedly used Russian-made jamming technology capable of interrupting guided weapons to block South Korean GPS signals in 2011. Iran shot down and seized an RQ-170 Sentinel drone in the same year, claiming it had faked GPS data and directed the drone to land within Iranian territory. If a precision-guided bomb loses its target even seconds before striking, the consequences may be devastating. Future battlefields may be populated with jammers and spoofing technologies. Precision-guided munitions developers can no longer take it for granted that basic GPS-guidance systems will continuously function.
Various forms of guided missiles, guided bombs, guided projectiles, and cruise missiles are examples of traditional precision-directed weapons where guidance control system is a key component of the design.
in military operations, jammers are the most commonly used weapon to disable UAVs. Drones are vulnerable and easily interfered with by enemy forces. Weaponized GPS jamming used by the Russian military is effectively preventing some U.S. drone aircraft operations over Syria and even disrupting drones with anti-jamming hardware.
Today many UGVs are used for ground surveillance, gatekeeper/checkpoint operations and to enhance police and military raids with a potential future where robotic vehicles take a leading role in combat. UGVs rely on GPS signals for precise and reliable time data. Criminals, terrorists and other enemies destroy operations by jamming critical GPS signals. Without GPS, UGVs are unable to complete missions and experience escalading system failures.
Unmanned Surface Vehicle
USVs rely on GPS and INS for their main source of Position, Navigation, and timing (PNT). GPS can provide robust location information in normal environments where no interference to the signal from satellites exist. But these signals are extremely vulnerable and susceptible to jamming. Depending on how the GPS receiver responds to the jamming incident, the consequence of such interference might be the complete failure of the mariner’s GPS receiver or, perhaps worse, false navigation and situational awareness information.