C4iSR: Joint & Common Equipment

NATO JEWCS leverages SDR technology for GNSS service denial

16 April 2018

NATO’s Joint Electronic Warfare Core Staff (JEWCS) has introduced low-cost Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology to provide a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) denial capability in support of electronic warfare (EW) exercises.

Based at RNAS Yeovilton in Somerset, United Kingdom, JEWCS is a multinational training organisation responsible for providing a realistic EW environment for NATO units under training. The unit operates a variety of radar and communications jamming, simulation, and surveillance equipment, which it deploys around Europe to provide EW training for allied countries.

However, JEWCS’ current equipment inventory is now ageing, suffers from obsolescence issues adversely impacting availability, and is becoming increasingly difficult and expensive to support.

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