US Army equips Abrams tanks with anti-jamming GPS system

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The U.S. Army has begun equipping its M1A1 Abrams tanks with jamming-resistant and safe micro-navigation MAPS-enabled GPS that allows U.S. combat vehicles to operate in an environment congested with electronic activities and jamming in which GPS signals are degraded or rejected.

This military technology is designed to be installed on vehicles, providing soldiers with accurate position, navigation and timing data (PNT) even if the GPS signal is rejected, weak, or spoofed. The MAPS system will be able to fuse this data from multiple sources, including timing sensors, barometers and inertial navigation units, creating an alternative that can validate or even replace GPS data.

The new anti-jamming GPS will replace the Defense Advanced GPS Receiver (DAGR) currently on US armored vehicles.

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