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IAI’s ADA Anti-Jam GPS System Integrated on IAF Aircraft

Flexible Resource Can Also be Integrated onto Land and Marine Platforms

Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) innovative ADA Anti-Jam GPS system, designed to protect GPS/GNSS navigation from jamming, has been integrated into advanced platforms used by the Israeli Air Force (IAF), including F-16s and a variety of UAS. The system has demonstrated operational maturity and is in use by a number of international customers on multiple airborne, land, and marine platforms. It is combat-proven in providing immunity against GPS jammers, most recently demonstrating its effectiveness in ‘Operation Guardian of the Walls’ last May.

In 2017, IAI won the Israeli MoD tender to integrate ADA into one of the IAF’s advanced airborne platforms. The company provided the IAF with a comprehensive solution based on a controlled reception pattern antenna (CRPA), incorporating unique technological capabilities. ADA’s integration allows the continued operation of avionic systems that rely on satellite navigation, when GPS jammers or other mechanisms are used to jam or disrupt satellite signals.

The derivative ADA-O provides an optimal solution for land or marine platforms requiring outdoor operations. ADA-O offers a unique, effective and mature operational solution to communication, navigation and C2 systems. Straightforward installation ensures quick integration on end-user platforms, such as APCs, artillery, MCCVs, and communication shelters and on a variety of maritime platforms.

Electronic warfare poses an evolving threat to satellite navigation systems. The integration of the ADA system to protect various platforms against GNSS jammers is an essential component to any platform or mission system that uses GNSS receivers in general and GPS receivers in particular. As such, it constitutes a critical element of any modern army’s operational organisation,” explained Jacob Galifat, VP/GM IAI-MALAM Division. “As a centre of excellence for development of technologically advanced weapon systems, IAI takes pride in providing ADA to the IAF and to our worldwide customers, and continues to adapt it to evolving threats and customer needs, including land and marine users. Given its proven capability in providing a solution to such significant operational challenge[s], we believe ADA has strong business potential for numerous countries and customers.

Most navigation, communication, and warfare systems integrated into modern platforms depend on the continuous availability of GPS/GNSS satellites. IAI’s ADA product portfolio is compatible with a broad range of satellite navigation systems. It implements multiple mitigation methods and specialised digital signal processing algorithms, and its versatility facilitates integration in numerous platforms and, for example, guided munitions.

ADA can be integrated onto a wide variety of platforms, even down to the level of individual guided munitions. (Photo: AIA)

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