Unjammable Navigation System Successfully Tested in Airborne Trial


The government, which helped fund the research, said it was the first test of its kind that was publicly acknowledged by the government, which may pave the way for a GPS backup system that is unjammable in the future. A new type of navigation system has been developed in response to the GPS, which is based on satellites. However, the new system uses quantum technology, which refers to technology that uses the properties of matter on a very small scale to achieve its purpose. 
As the minister for science and technology Andrew Griffith said, the test flights provided “further proof of the UK as a world leader in quantum computing”. GPS has become a critical part of the military, aircraft, ships, and road vehicles, as well as smartphones, which use it to locate their locations. Despite this, satellite signals are capable of being jammed, or spoofed, so that the location data given by the satellites is misleading. 
There has been a problem with the GPS signal on an RAF plane, which was carrying the UK Defence Secretary Grant Shapps when it was close to Russian territory in March. Earlier this year, the Finnish airline, Finnair, had to temporarily suspend daily flights to Tartu, the second-largest city in Estonia, after two of the aircraft suffered GPS interference. In recent years, the government has been accused of disrupting satellite navigation systems that affect thousands of civilian flights. Many military technologies, such as drones and missiles, use GPS technology. 
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