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Compact anti-jamming system benefits small-calibre missiles

30th October 2021 - 09:00 GMT | by Alix Valenti in Nice

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The Novel Null Steering Antenna 2. (Image: MBDA)

An industry-academia team has developed an ITAR-free anti-jamming capability.

Jamming is a constant threat for any military system that relies on signals to carry out and complete its mission — and weapons such as missiles are no exception. However,  to date, anti-jamming devices are generally large, resource-intensive in terms of cost and power, and can be subject to export controls.

As a result, they are seldom used on smaller-calibre munitions.

To fill this gap, MBDA teamed with University of Swansea under the French-UK Materials and Components for Missiles, Innovation and Technology Partnership  (MCM ITP) to develop an anti-jamming device with optimised SWaP.

The device was presented at the Complex Weapons, Innovation …

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