Smaller and smarter: Next-gen GPS technology paving the way forward for defence market

In the last few decades, our reliance on the Global Positioning System (GPS) for navigation and timing has increased majorly. While the importance of GPS technology in our day-to-day lives cannot be overstated, it is all the more crucial forthe critical infrastructure sector including defence.

Where powerful manned vehicles were considered to be the only way forward to ensure security and protection, today, it is the smaller, cheaper yet smarter products that have become a necessity for these sectors.

GPS has undoubtedly been revolutionary.However, like any other technology, it comes with certain limitations. For instance, GPS signals are highly impossible to be received underground but what is more concerning is the fact that they can be jammed or spoofed.

With that said, what should the next-gen GPS technology be incorporated with, so it becomes more robust and resilient against any sort of vulnerabilities?

Technology is advancing at a rapid pace and amidst all this, several tech companies are doing their best in strengthening their capabilities to stay ahead of the curve. Where GPS technology is concerned, Israel-based Infinidome is among the emerging frontrunners in the innovation game.

Whether it is GPSdome or Otosphere, it has been providing solutions to various companies spanning across industries such as maritime, drones, critical infrastructure, defence and autonomous vehicles where GPS-based technology is a requisite.

Infinidome’s innovative solutions protect any GPS-based vehicle or device against jamming and spoofing, making it resilient to interference. This ensures the normal operation of organisations without hindrance. The company has a strong network of partners and investors such as Focus Telecom, Mobilicom, iHLS and Rajat Khare-founded Boundary Holding, which have been a major driver of its growth.  From cars, planes, smartphones, wristwatches to organisations across crucial sectors, GPS is ubiquitous today and therefore, it is quite hard to imagine the modern world without it. With the increasing vulnerabilities, it is imperative that innovation keeps on propelling, to equip the key stakeholders in the global critical infrastructure sector with the technology that can help in making the world a safer place to live in.