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PAIGNTON, United Kingdom—Spirent Communications, the leader in testing navigation and positioning systems, has entered into a strategic partnership with Nottingham Scientific Limited (NSL) to enable the detection, characterization and regeneration of threats to Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver systems.

NSL is one of the leading companies in Europe involved in satellite navigation, specialising in developing reliable and robust GNSS technologies for a variety of applications, such as those that impact safety, or are critical in terms of business, finance and security. NSL has carried out many successful GNSS research programmes within the UK and internationally for government organisations, regulators and policy makers.

The combination of NSL’s acknowledged expertise in the research of GNSS vulnerabilities with Spirent’s leadership in GNSS simulation and test development enables the provision of a range of planned robust Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) solutions.

“Threats to GNSS and related PNT applications are becoming more orchestrated and coordinated, with the motivation to disrupt or cause financial loss becoming the driving factor,” said John Pottle, marketing director at Spirent’s Positioning division. “Real-world threats are wide-ranging and affect navigation and timing system performance differently. Our partnership with NSL enables not only detection, but also regeneration, of real threats in the lab. This allows users to understand which threats are most relevant to them, and informs decisions on improving robustness.”

“NSL and Spirent share a vision that building robust position, navigation and timing systems is enabled through evaluating system performance against a real threats baseline,” Mark Dumville, general manager at Nottingham Scientific Ltd, commented. “By auditing system performance, decisions on how to improve resilience can be based on facts, not guesswork.”

For more information visit: http://www.spirent.com/Solutions/Robust-PNT

About Nottingham Scientific Ltd

NSL is one of the leading companies in Europe involved in satellite navigation, specialising in delivering reliable and robust GNSS technologies for a variety of applications, such as those that impact safety, or are critical in terms of business, finance and security.

About Spirent Communications plc

Spirent Communications plc. (LSE: SPT) is the leading provider of verification, assessment, analytics, and device intelligence solutions. We enable those who deliver networks, connected devices, and communication services to provide a superior user experience. From service provider networks and enterprise data centers to mobile communications and connected vehicles, Spirent works with leading innovators to help the world communicate and collaborate faster, better, and more securely. For more information visit: http://www.spirent.com/About-Us/News_Room.