Webinar confronts land warfare’s reliance on GPS

June 8, 2018  - By

A U.S. soldier preparing his Blue Force Tracker before departing Camp Victory, Iraq in 2005.
(Photo: Petty Officer 1st Class Brien Aho, U.S. Navy)

A free GPS World webinar, sponsored by Orolia and taking place at 1 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 21, will discuss “Defense PNT in Challenged Environments.”

The webinar will consider the reliance on GPS in modern land-warfare systems, as well as the potential effects of GPS disruption on their operations and ways to protect their ability to continue operating in a GPS-disrupted environment.

John Fischer, vice president of advanced R&D at Orolia; John Sinden, product manager for rugged PNT at Orolia; and Tim Erbes, CTO at Talen-X, will present during the webinar. GPS World Editor-in-Chief Alan Cameron will moderate it.

Fischer, who has worked with global navigation satellite systems, wireless, positioning navigation and timing at Orolia for more than 15 years, will highlight protecting GPS-reliant military systems during his presentation. Fischer will also discuss considerations for protecting land-warfare systems’ ability to continue operating in a GPS-disrupted environment from jamming, spoofing or environmental interference.

Register for the webinar here.

About the Author: Allison Kral

Allison Kral is the former digital media manager for North Coast Media (NCM). She completed her undergraduate degree at Ohio University where she received a Bachelor of Science in magazine journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. She works across a number of digital platforms, which include creating e-newsletters, writing articles and posting across social media sites. She also creates content for NCM's Pit & Quarry magazine, Portable Plants magazine and Geospatial Solutions. Her understanding of the ever-changing digital media world allows her to quickly grasp what a target audience desires and create content that is appealing and relevant for any client across any platform.