Washington-A senior U.S. Army official said on October 14 that the U.S. Army needs to reduce its reliance on GPS-enabled equipment due to the adversary's use of more advanced electronic GPS jammer.
General John Murray, commander of the Army Future Command, told reporters at the U.S. Army Association's annual meeting: "We are looking for alternative methods to obtain PNT other than GPS."
Murray said: "Because of the risk of destruction, we need to have several options to make PNT enter the future battlefield."
The Army Future Command, headquartered in Austin, Texas, is a newly established organization that aims to provide long-term support for the modernization of the Army and its preparation for future warfare.
Murray warned that the Army will not leave GPS and will continue to support the U.S. Air Force’s efforts to develop a new generation of GPS satellites that will send stronger signals. But he said that the Army intends to invest in technology to reduce its reliance on GPS and will train troops in electronic warfare tactics.