Elkhart-based Transhield-USA has developed technology that will help protect U.S. military assets from 21st Century warfare tactics such as electronic signal jamming.
The company has introduced new radio frequency (RF) shielding covers, a flexible material that can be draped over sensitive equipment.
“Electronic interrogation, jamming, cyber induced electronic warfare, and geometry to determine location are all increasing threats to the U.S. Navy, and U.S. military as a whole,” said Jeff Vold, vice president of Industrial and Government Business Development.
Vold says there’s no durable, repeat-use solution to shield against RF attacks currently available.
“So being able to develop a material that successfully blocks radio frequencies while also being flexible and easy-to-install is a huge achievement.”
The company says the new RF shielding material will be assembled into protective covers at its production plant in Elkhart.
Vold says the cover can be custom designed to fit any critical and vulnerable military asset.
“While threats and equipment change, tactical competition will be ever-increasing, and expensive equipment and systems need protection so they can function when needed,” said a company statement.
The product was developed in conjunction with the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division in California.
Transhield also produces other military equipment and industrial fabric covers, as well as polyethylene shrink film used to protect equipment during transportation and boats before heading into storage.