BAE Techniques has secured funding for the subsequent part of the Eurofighter Storm plane anti-jamming system.
The Digital GPS Anti-jam Receiver (DIGAR) Section 4 Enhancement is meant to enhance the plane’s survivability towards GPS sign jamming, spoofing, and radio frequency interference.
The funding additionally covers BAE’s new GEMVII-6 airborne digital GPS receiver, enabling digital beamforming anti-jamming by the plane.
“DIGAR makes use of superior antenna electronics, high-performance sign processing, and digital beamforming for considerably improved GPS sign reception and superior jamming immunity,” BAE defined.
“These capabilities significantly enhance the extent of GPS jamming safety and are vital for fight plane as they maneuver by way of a contested battlespace.”
A consortium of BAE, Airbus, and Leonardo developed the plane primarily for the British, Spanish, German, and Italian air forces.
Over time, 5 extra militaries have acquired the plane, together with Austria, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, and Oman.
BAE leads the plane’s general design, manufacturing, and improve, whereas Leonardo handles its sensing and survivability, together with radars and defensive subsystems.
Survivability Techniques Upgrades
Leonardo just lately introduced the subsequent spherical of upgrades to the plane’s Defensive Aids Sub-System (DASS), together with a brand new radar.
A part of the Section 4 Enhancement, the DASS features a Hensoldt digital receiver that helps the plane determine “fashionable and sophisticated targets,” enabling it to deploy acceptable countermeasures.
It additionally contains band extension, enhancements to sign processing algorithms, and processor capabilities.