This fall, the US military will test a jam-proof GPS to try to solve the problem, Brittle defensefollowing suspicions that Russia has blocked GPS signals in Europe and elsewhere.
GPS jamming can also be a major handicap for US and allied forces, which depends on the system, the movement of troops to guide missiles and drones. Last fall, the United States and NATO launched a major joint exercise in Norway called Trident Junctureto test the joint preparation and formation of a large multinational coalition. During the exercise, the Army found that GPS signals were getting out of control, which Finland and Norway attribute to Russia. In April 2018, US officials said that the Russian army was blocking GPS systems for its drones operating in Syria.
Members of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment in Germany will get the devices and the army is in the process of developing a new generation of inertial navigation systems that can be used as a backup system.
Speaking at the C4ISERnet conference in Arlington last week, Colonel Nickolas Kioutas, project manager for the Army's acquisition developer, Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT), said stated that it was essential to staff units in units, and that the army out equipment in "smaller iterative programs." Brittle defense note that entrusting the systems to units such as the 2nd Cavalry will allow the army to optimize the technology and improve it if necessary – rather than taking years to develop and test material that proves to be defective.