Military Capabilities

Canadian Army to trail NovAtel's new GAJT-AE anti-jam antenna

15 July 2015

Key Points

  • An upcoming GAJT demonstration falls under the BCIP
  • NovAtel has sold GAJT-AE to international customers for use on UAVs

The Canadian Army will begin field testing later in 2015 a new and smaller NovAtel GPS anti-jam antenna that is receiver-agnostic and can be retrofitted onto legacy vehicles.

NovAtel makes three variants of its GPS Anti-Jam Technology (GAJT): the GAJT-710ML for light armoured vehicles; GAJT-710MS for marine vessels; and the GPS Anti-Jam Antenna Electronics (GAJT-AE) for smaller high-valued vehicles, towed weapons, and unmanned platforms that have a need for an external antenna in size and weight constrained environments.

Testing of the latest NovAtel system, the GAJT-AE, is being conducted through the Canadian government's Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP), which enables procurement and testing systems that are at a technology readiness (TRL) level 6 to 7.

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