NATO's new tool enables militaries to evaluate how GPS jammers affect positioning, navigation, and timing

April 27, 2020
The NATO alliance depends on global navigation satellite systems for accurate position, navigation and timing data.

BRUSSELS – A new tool developed by NATO will help the alliance prepare for GPS jammers by enabling operational commands to see what impact the devices will have on their GPS receivers. C4ISRnet reports. Continue reading original article

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27 April 2020 -- The Radar Electromagnetic and Communication Coverage Tool, or REACT, is able to estimate how large an area will be affected by specific GPS jammers. By inputting technical information and location data about known jammers, users can see on a map what areas will be affected by the devices and prepare accordingly.

The software also helps evaluate other global navigation satellite systems used by NATO, such as the European Union’s Galileo constellation.

REACT is for testing and experimentation at the moment. It was shown to operators during the Trident Jupiter 2019 exercise for feedback. Developers are now working to ensure the software is interoperable with NATO’s classified networks and available to operational commands.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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