Army selects Cobham to provide Gray Eagle Anti-Jam GPS

By Jaspreet Gill / November 17, 2020 at 5:04 PM

Cobham has been selected by the Army and General Atomics to provide anti-jam GPS systems for the MQ-1C ER Gray Eagle Extended Range, or GE-ER, Unmanned Aircraft System platform, the company announced today.

The UK-based supplier will provide the Digital Antenna Control Unit, which provides assured positioning, navigation and timing capabilities, and the Controlled Radiation Pattern Array antenna system for the platform, which started shipping in fiscal year 2020 and enables direction finding to onboard systems, according to a Nov. 17 Cobham press release.

"This direction finding capability allows the system to perform as a sensor, enabling the platform to identify, locate and respond to the jamming threat," the press release states.