Modernized GPS and Digital Anti-Jam Contributions to the Range and Lethality Challenge of Multi-Domain / Maritime Distributed Operations (MDO)
Justin R. Wymore Sr., BAE Systems/NSS
Date/Time: Wednesday, Aug. 25, 4:05 p.m.
The military threat environment has changed over the past decade with the return of peer-state competitors as either adversaries or threat system providers to adversaries. Based on the challenges posed by peer threat systems, the U.S. military and its allies are focused on increasing the range and lethality of current indirect fire systems and fielding 3rd Offset technologies. Those capabilities are viewed as essential in executing the Multi-Domain Operations (MDO) / Maritime Distributed Operations Concept of Operations (CONOPS).
Extending range, enhancing lethality, and implementing 3rd offset technologies build upon fielded 2nd Offset technologies, rather than supersede them. While there is trade space amongst the various precision guidance technologies that enable the extended range and enhanced lethality required to achieve overmatch in the MDO battlespace, this presentation will focus on the absolute Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) technology fielded under the 2nd Offset, with the emphasis on the Global Positioning System (GPS) global navigation satellite system.
This presentation will discuss the role of precision in achieving weapons lethality at extended range to achieve the objectives of MDO and the trade space between the guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) components required to achieve that precision; distinguish between absolute and relative PNT and precision and non-precision PNT; define the Radio Frequency (RF)-challenged conditions impacting the effectiveness of GPS-based PNT solutions (to include partial signal obscuration, intentional and unintentional RF jamming, and spoofing); and present a model by which to understand, prioritize, and defeat those threats.
Finally, given the impact of these RF threats on the warfighters’ ability to conduct high-tempo operations in the MDO battlespace, this presentation will overlay the technologies developed by the BAE Systems team over 43+ years as the market leader in GPS user equipment to demonstrate how the U.S. and its allies can field both the exquisite solutions and the affordable mass required to prosecute multi-domain operations in the modern battlespace.
Objectives: The objective of this presentation is to demonstrate the relevance of extant and near-term GPS solutions to the current and future battlefield.
Anticipated Results: A better understanding in the core audience of the continuing relevance of GPS as the U.S. military and its allies pursue 3rd Offset technologies and a revised concept of operations.