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GNSS Protection for the Type 26 Frigate

NovAtel’s GPS Anti-Jam Technology (GAJT®) was selected for the United Kingdom’s Type 26 Frigates to meet a requirement as part of a protected navigation system. These vessels are 21st Century warships replacing the Type 23 Frigate as the workhorse of the British Fleet, undertaking the Royal Navy’s three core roles – warfighting, maritime security, and international engagement – on the world stage.

“The selection of GAJT for the Type 26 Frigates is the result of cooperation between Drumgrange, with its proven track record for rapid realisation of demanding defense design tasks, and Forsberg Services, an established navigation systems company and NovAtel dealer whose high-quality manufacturing was instrumental to the project.”

Peter Soar, Business Development Manager, Military and Defense of NovAtel said, adding,

“GAJT is in use operationally and has been shipped to 16 allied nations around the globe. We are grateful for the rigorous technology selection process conducted which led to this choice.”

GAJT protects GPS-based navigation and precise timing receivers from intentional jamming and accidental interference, ensuring that the satellite signals necessary to compute position and time are always available. It is a Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) product, and comes in versions suitable for land, sea, fixed installations and smaller platforms such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).  Warships, military vehicles and platforms, networks and timing infrastructure can all benefit from the protection that GAJT provides. There is no need to replace GPS receivers already installed, as GAJT works with civil and military receivers including SAASM and M-Code.

Click here for more information about GPS Anti-Jam Technology

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Forsberg supporting Exercise Joint Warrior

Forsberg are proud to have been supporting Exercise Joint Warrior in Cape Wrath, Scotland.

Exercise Joint Warrior is the largest military exercise in Europe, bringing together the Royal Navy, the Royal Air Force and the British Army, as well as forces from 14 other nations. This UK-led Tri service, multinational exercise involved 3,725 Military personnel, 58 Aircraft and 16 Warships. Taking place over two weeks, the exercise ran through a range of scenarios, including crisis and conflict situations.

Forsberg’s Precision Targeting Software MANTIS is designed to Process, Exploit and Disseminate (PED) Situational Awareness (SA) across the battlespace, utilising smart filtering functionality optimised for available communications channels, from HF,  via VHF/UHF to WLAN.

Forsberg’s Matt Harbinson said:

“Exercise Joint Warrior was a fantastic opportunity to be able to showcase our Precision Targeting Software aligned to a number of in-service platforms. We are grateful for the opportunity to participate in such a prestigious exercise and support digital fires.”

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Forsberg proudly supporting those who serve.

Forsberg have signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrating our commitment to supporting those who serve, have served and their families. We recognise the value serving personnel, both Regular and Reservists, Veterans and military families, contribute to our business and our country.

As an Armed Forces friendly organisation, Forsberg have pledged to support the employment of veterans through valuing and recognising the skills and qualifications gained during service when recruiting for the company. We will utilise specialist recruitment agencies who are supporting veterans as well as providing training and career progression for those who join our team. Forsberg already have a number of former military personnel within key sales, technical, and management roles. We look forward to continuing to demonstrate this commitment and supporting UK forces.

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Forsberg and the Light Dragoons putting GPS Anti-Jam Technology (GAJT) to the test

Forsberg and the Light Dragoons, one of the British Army’s Light Cavalry Regiments, have been putting GPS Anti-Jam Technology (GAJT) to the test. Electronic Warfare is a significant threat in modern conflicts and it is imperative that essential PNT signals are protected from enemy interference. GAJT protects the Army’s GPS signal, which provides vital position and timing data, and was demonstrated on a NATO exercise in Poland during which British soldiers and industry partners worked together to test new capabilities for the Light Cavalry.

Dan Gardner, Technical Sales Manager from Forsberg PNT said:

The Light Dragoons rely on a GPS signal for vital data and we were able to demonstrate that the GAJT-410 can provide protection from interference and intentional jamming and is easy to operate and install. It was a pleasure to support C Squadron of the Light Dragoons on Exercise Masurian Lightning whilst showcasing the key benefits of the GAJT solution”.













Head to NovATel’s blog to read more about the NATO exercise in Poland, the need for building resilient positioning systems and the work the Light Dragoons have done to examine the benefits of Anti-Jam technology >>>

Demonstrating GPS Anti-Jam Technology with the Light Dragoons

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Our apprentices John and Rory have just completed their apprenticeships here with us at Forsberg.

Our apprentices have just completed their apprenticeships here with us at Forsberg.

John and Rory joined us in December 2017 as part of the work experience they needed to support their course with Preston’s College. Following this, they both chose to do an apprenticeship with us, also through Preston’s college, to complete their HNC and NVQ.

John said of his time as an apprentice at Forsberg:

‘I enjoyed having responsibility and being treated like a proper member of the team. Being allowed to complete and plan tasks on my own and feeling that my judgments were trusted.’

Rory added:

‘My college mates didn’t have work experience nearly as good as the one I had. I didn’t feel forgotten about at any point and thought everything I was doing was interesting. I really enjoyed working with GNSS and decided that Forsberg was the best and most interesting option for me.’

As their time as apprentices were drawing to a close, John and Rory were interviewed for positions within the company which they were offered and have accepted. As of next week, John will fulfil the role of Production Test Technician and Rory our new Engineering Technician.

‘I Plan to develop my engineering knowledge through a Flexible learning HND. Completing this whilst working at Forsberg and working within real life engineering projects and scenarios will allow me to greatly increase my engineering knowledge and skills.’

Rory Dewar

We’re excited to support John and Rory with their next step and to see their progression throughout their careers in engineering.

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Forsberg Celebrates 1 Year in North Quay Offices, Heysham Port

Today marks the 1-year anniversary of our move to North Quay offices at Heysham Port. The move represented the exciting next stage in the development of the business and provided a superb platform for our future growth plans. Although this year especially has proved to be a challenging one for everyone worldwide, we have still managed to make some exceptional progress as over the last 12 months we have recruited 9 new roles and achieved investors in people status.

Sales Director Jim Waite says:

“moving to our new office has provided a fantastic new foundation for the business. We have significantly upgraded our Engineering, Production and Storage facilities and the increased availability of meeting rooms has fostered greater collaboration across departments. The pandemic has presented a considerable challenge for business operations but the available space has enabled us to maintain our high standards of manufacturing and customer service whilst introducing protocols to ensure that our team can operate in a safe and secure environment.”

Here’s to many more successful and happy years of enjoying our fantastic location and views across Morecambe Bay.

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