A Reytheon Technologies subsidiary “Collins Aerospace, has introduced a new millitry underwater navigation system, which is the first to come up with the idea. The new technology is designed as a handheld diver navigator system that not only provides accurate and precise positioning but als incorperates secure anti-jamming capabilities during deep-see missions.
According to Adam Atkins, principal account manager, Mission Systems. “Military divers face dangerous, complex underwater navigation objectives that require precise positioning and secure anti-jamming capabilities. Our new MUNS-M system is specifically designed to meet the needs of the military diver community and perform in demanding combat environments.”
The need to create a system with accurate navigation arises when carrying out complex operations underwater. Military divers conduct operations at various depths where accurate navigation and anti-jamming equipment are required.
The new Military Underwater Navigation System with M-Code (MUNS-M) integrates the military GPS signal called M-Code, which the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) uses for military operations. The M-Code is designed to enhance position, navigation, and timing (PNT) capabilities and improve resistance to existing and emerging threats to GPS, such as jamming and spoofing. This makes it an important asset for electronic warfare.
The new MUNS-M system was developed in partnership with UK-based Blue-Print Subsea, which manufactures a range of handheld underwater navigation products to assist search-and-rescue and locate objects on the seabed.
The company hasn’t released too many details about the underwater navigation system and how the system works. Imagine if ground/air-based navigation requires complex technology, then what it takes to develop one for underwater environments.