Rockwell Collins has delivered 1,400 Remote Secure Receivers as part of a follow-on order from the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) and Air Combat Command (ACC). To date a total of 1,800 RSR’s have been delivered for AFSOC and ACC.
The increasing use of enemy jamming and spoofing, along with soldiers now using a combination of commercial smartphones, tablets and military off-the-shelf devices such as radios and vehicle computing platforms, has driven a need for Rockwell Collins’ proven and fielded RSR to secure these systems. RSR is the first of its kind and features the world’s smallest, lowest power, secure and trusted military Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) GPS solution.
“RSR’s small size and very low power is the perfect solution for soldiers that need high assurance PNT (positioning, navigation and timing) for their commercial devices,” said Mike Jones, vice president and general manager, Communication and Navigation Products for Rockwell Collins. “And the global demand for this technology is growing significantly. Since launching RSR in 2015, more than 8,000 have been ordered, and several thousand are effectively being used in the field by JTACs, TACPs and dismounted soldiers. This technology takes the mental and physical burden off soldiers by providing them with worry-free confidence that they can execute all of their operations without being spoofed or jammed.”
The RSR’s plug and play capability can be tailored to meet individual soldier configurations. A single RSR is capable of providing unhindered use of secure military GPS to multiple systems on the soldier platform, which offers warfighters maximum flexibility while eliminating the need for a unique military GPS receiver for each system.