US Air Force to battle hostile navigation environments with high-assurance GPS receiver technology from Rockwell Collins

Cedar Rapids, Iowa November 9, 2018 Photo(s): By Rockwell Collins
  • F-16 aircraft to be the first combat fighter to receive the latest-generation Digital GPS Anti-Jam Receiver (DIGAR)
  • Provides unmatched protection levels needed for reliable Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) within contested environments
  • Integrated with existing systems to minimize costs during implementation
Rockwell Collins' Digital GPS Anti-Jam Receiver (DIGAR) provides combat fighter aircraft with unmatched protection levels needed for reliable navigation in contested environments

Rockwell Collins has been selected by the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (USAF AFLCMC) to provide its latest-generation Digital GPS Anti-Jam Receiver (DIGAR). With unsurpassed GPS threat protection levels, DIGAR receivers will bring highly-reliable navigation for US Air National Guard and US Air Force Reserve F-16 aircraft operating in contested, electromagnetic environments. This will be the first combat fighter aircraft to be installed with the latest version of the receiver.

"As enemies continue to find new ways to affect the ability to navigate, the latest DIGAR will provide the highest level of protection available so our warfighters can execute missions with precision and accuracy," said Troy Brunk, vice president and general manager, Communication, Navigation & Electronic Warfare Solutions for Rockwell Collins.

Integration of the DIGAR requires no changes to existing operational flight programs or A-kit aircraft wiring, lowering the risk and cost involved to upgrade. Built on an open systems architecture, the DIGAR is designed for use across a variety of aircraft platforms that include rotary wing, fixed-wing fighter, bomber, transport aircraft and small to large unmanned aerial systems.

Over the last 10 years, Rockwell Collins has delivered over 100,000 anti-jam systems across weapons, aircraft and soldier systems. DIGAR is a form, fit replacement for existing antenna electronic systems with demonstrated performance that far exceeds legacy capability.