Africa Aerospace & Defence 2016

Countering IEDs [AAD16D1]

14 September 2016

The ever-menacing threat of asymmetric warfare, especially in urban environments, necessitates development of new-generation software-defined jammers to counter remote-controlled IEDs.

GEW Technologies, a local subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space (Hangar 4, Stand W8), now offers the GMJ9 multi-role jammer, which meets the demands of modern EW operations where high performance and flexibility are required.

The GMJ9 continuously monitors the frequency spectrum of threat signals, which allows the jammer to calculate the most effective use of available jamming resources with which it can target those signals that pose a threat with specialised jamming waveforms.

When not used in the jamming role, the GMJ9 can be used for signal intelligence operations, the company explained. With its modular and scalable design, it can be optimally configured according to the application requirements.

“It is fully software defined, allowing new jammer waveforms to quickly and easily be added to counter emerging radio threats and evolving networks,” GEW stated.

“This approach also lends itself to future expandability and technology upgrades.”

According to the company, the GMJ9’s advanced jamming algorithms allow multiple radio links to be targeted simultaneously, while at the same time achieving higher effectiveness with much less transmitter power than traditional systems.

The modular and compact design makes the GMJ9 particularly suitable for smaller, highly mobile vehicles, which opens a whole new range of operational opportunities for end users.

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