Defense

Directions 2015: What It Takes to Make a Gold Standard

December 1, 2014By
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Last year in my “Directions” article, I emphasized the commitment made by the U.S. government to ensure GPS signals are available to all users, and I shared some of our excitement in the GPS Directorate regarding the modernized capabilities we are developing and fielding. This year I’d like to share with you progress we’ve made in the past 12 months, provide an update on the modernization initiatives, and challenge civil users and receiver companies to innovate and accelerate these modernized capabilities for users worldwide. read more

New Global Military Market Report Published

November 24, 2014By

Research and Markets has added the report “The Global Military GPS/GNSS Market 2013-2023″ to its offerings. Satellite navigation has been at the forefront of technological developments. GPS, the most efficient and widely used satellite navigation system, is in the process of being upgraded by the technologically advanced satellites called GPS III. Once manufactured only by the U.S., satellite navigation systems are now being developed... read more

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How U.S. Air Force 19 SOPS Puts GPS Satellites in Orbit

November 21, 2014By
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It's been a busy year for members of the 19th Space Operations Squadron. As operators of the GPS launch and early orbit, anomaly-resolution and disposal system, 19 SOPS members executed a historically high number of satellite launches (four), and disposed of a legacy GPS vehicle, all within the past 10 months. read more

Spectracom Offers Master Clock/GPS/Inertial Module for Intelligence

November 20, 2014By
Spectracom's Geo-PNT

A new combination master clock and GPS-aided inertial navigation system is now available from Spectracom to reduce redundant subsystems in mobile applications. The Geo-PNT integrates precision references for position, attitude, and timing all in one box. Applications include radar, optoelectronic sensing, electronic warfare, satcom on the move, and mobile test platforms. Geo-PNT benefits any mobile intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) platform because... read more

Professors That Make a Difference

November 12, 2014By
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Despite being an avowed Anglophile since my first visit to the United Kingdom, somewhere around 50+ years ago, I just could not help myself. Professor David Last, Professor Emeritus at the University of Wales (Bangor) and former president of the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN) was holding forth, with that wonderful, attention-arresting public school accent, on weighty PNT (position, navigation and timing) matters before an awestruck audience. read more

Airbus Defence & Space Wins ESNC Competition

November 3, 2014By
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The winner of the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) 2014 is Airbus Defence & Space, which won over the jury of experts from around the world with its ground-breaking and cost-effective receiver for the Galileo Public Regulated Service (PRS). The award winners were announced October 23 at an awards ceremony held at the Berlin headquarters of Deutsche Telekom. The awards recognize innovations in the... read more

KVH Receives $4.3M Order for Military Navigation Systems

November 3, 2014By
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KVH Industries, Inc., has received a $4.3 million order for its TACNAV tactical navigation systems from a new customer who is a major defense contractor providing armored vehicles for an international military client. With a short delivery requirement, shipments for this order are expected to be substantially completed in the fourth quarter of 2014. “KVH is extremely pleased to be... read more

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KVH Receives $19 Million Order for FOG-Based Navigation Systems

October 15, 2014By

KVH Industries, Inc., has received a $19 million contract for the delivery of a new fiber optic gyro (FOG)-based tactical navigation system for use by an international military customer in an armored vehicle application. A variant of KVH’s TACNAV FOG product and KVH’s new TACNAV 3D, the system provides continuous high-accuracy position and orientation even when GPS is lost or jammed. Work... read more

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