TRX Delivers Dismount NAVWAR Threat Mapping Capability to U.S. Army

TRX’s Electronic Warfare (EW) Kit enables dismount soldiers to detect, map, and mitigate the impact of navigational warfare (NAVWAR) attacks By DA Staff / 01 Jun 2021
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TRX Systems, developer of NEON GPS-denied location solutions, has delivered the TRX Systems Dismount Electronic Warfare Kit, developed as a U.S. Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO) prototype to extend Electronic Warfare (EW) and Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) for the dismounted warfighter and enable them to detect, map, and mitigate the impact of navigational warfare (NAVWAR) attacks. 

The TRX EW Kit adds powerful new capabilities to the company’s NEON Personnel Tracker Military (PT-MIL) solution, expanding the integration between the NEON Location Service and the Android Team Awareness Kit (ATAK) application to better equip dismount personnel for detection and mapping of jamming and spoofing attacks. 

New NEON functionality includes NAVWAR threat mapping to increase situational awareness by geo-referencing and mapping detected threats through integration with ATAK and EW platforms.

With reliable dismount location data, the NEON mitigates the impact of NAVWAR attacks by eliminating erroneous GPS inputs while continuing to deliver reliable location data to dismount users.

NEON can integrate with NAVWAR devices and integrate threat data from Orolia Defense & Security BroadSense Nano and other devices already carried by warfighters to provide a fused NAVWAR threat indication.

“In today’s conflict zones, it’s becoming increasingly easy for adversaries to launch electronic attacks against GNSS systems using low-cost jammers built with readily available commercial technology,” said Carol Politi, President and CEO of TRX Systems. 

“The EW Kit developed in the RCCTO program provides dismount Soldiers with clear insight into their NAVWAR environment by rapidly detecting and characterizing these NAVWAR attacks, and it mitigates the impact by eliminating compromised data from their position solution.”

NEON PT-MIL uses a suite of patented algorithms that fuse inertial sensor, GNSS, ultra-wideband (UWB) and other inputs to deliver reliable position data to dismount personnel operating in the presence of compromised or intentionally denied GNSS signals. 

With the new EW Kit functionality, warfighters will receive real-time situational awareness into jamming or spoofing threats at their immediate location and from other dismount personnel sharing data over the TAK network. 

The EW Kit is integrated via Soldier plug-ins, enabling threats discovered and mapped by dismounts to be fused into the overall NAVWAR threat picture.

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