Meteksan Defence Launches Military-Grade GNSS Antennas & Receivers

Meteksan Defence has successfully developed its Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) antenna & receivers for use on military platforms such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs ), Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) and Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs). They have developed active GNSS antennas that are designed to support all satellite systems and can operate on L1 & L2 frequencies. The GNSS receivers, supports GPS L1 & L2 & Glonass L1 frequencies, provides precise positioning solution even under high-speed and high-acceleration conditions. Meteksan's own anti-jamming technology, AGNOSIS, uses spatial filtering and smart antenna algorithms that enable the tracking of satellites using its receiver.

Meteksan Defence has also developed a GNSS simulator that can perform functional tests to simulate GNSS signals of multiple satellite systems as well as jammer signals and platform movement in real time. The simulator was developed after it was found that commercially available systems have limited capabilities to simulate jammer signals that are commonly encountered in the field. 

Vice President of Communication Systems at Meteksan Defence, Dr Erdal Torun said that an area of interest in electronic warfare is the GNSS jamming and corresponding measures taken against it. Threats are constantly evolving and so are countermeasures. For GNSS, an integral approach seems like the way forward. Also added that having GNSS equipped with multi-channel antennas, multi-frequency and satellite support with tailored interfaces improves the ability to be tested and developed against such threats for various clients.

Meteksan Defence have tested its new GNSS product family on manned and unmanned flight trials. Tests were also carried out under conditions experienced by ground-based fixed systems. The new products have passed all these tests. Qualification and platform integration tests have also concluded successfully. The new products are now available for platform manufacturers.

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