The Times: Russian GPS jamming in Ukraine pushes Britain to seek alternatives

Larisa Brown, Defense Editor for The Times (UK), recently covered how Britain and the United States are seeking alternatives to GPS that do not rely on satellites amid concern that future wars could be fought by signal jammers without a shot being fired.

In the article, Brown spoke to our CEO, Ganesh Pattabiraman on NextNav’s technology, TerraPoiNT which is a resilient Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) system which supplements and enhances existing Global Positioning System (GPS) capabilities. Using a dedicated, terrestrial network of transmitters, NextNav delivers critical PNT services where GPS can’t—indoors and in urban areas.

“ ‘We are working with the US federal government to try and create a back-up system to GPS because of the threat that GPS is under from the Russians and others.

He added: ‘If you want to jam our system it is very difficult to do so as we have multiple transmitters around the area. Our system is also secure as we have encryption turned on.” Pattabiraman met officials from the Cabinet Office and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy this week.’

Read the full article on The Times site here.