Precision Guidance

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

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

Northrop Grumman Finishes Tests of Handheld Precision Targeting Device

October 1, 2014By
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A new handheld targeting system developed by Northrop Grumman will enable soldiers to engage targets with precision munitions while providing digital connectivity to related military units. The unit has successfully completed developmental testing at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, the company said. The Hand Held Precision Targeting Device, or HHPTD, locates, acquires, designates, marks and enables rapid target... read more

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DARPA Program Addresses Degraded Visibility for Helicopters

September 30, 2014By
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Degraded visibility — which encompasses diverse environmental conditions including severe weather, dust kicked up during takeoff and landing, and poor visual contrast among different parts of terrain — often puts both the safety and effectiveness of tactical helicopter operations at risk. Current sensor systems that can provide the necessary visualization through obscurants struggle with latency and are too large, heavy... read more

North Korea Developing Precision-Guided Bomb

September 25, 2014By

North Korea is developing a GLONASS precision-guided bomb similar to the GPS-guided joint direct attack munitions (JDAMs) of the United States, reports South Korean newspaper The Chosun Ilbo (Korea Daily).  “We expect that the North will finish development of a new precision-guided bomb in the near future because we’ve detected signs that the North has been conducting tests for a few... read more

FlexPak-S GNSS Enclosure Delivers SAASM Positioning for Defense

May 15, 2014By
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NovAtel has launched the FlexPak-S GNSS SAASM enclosure. The FlexPak-S contains a NovAtel dual-frequency OEM625S receiver card integrated with L-3’s XFACTOR Selective Availability Anti Spoofing Module (SAASM) onboard. The FlexPak-S is security-approved by the GPS Directorate for operational use. NovAtel made the announcement at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems 2014, being held this week in Orlando, Florida. When keyed by authorized defense... read more

Visual Intelligence Releases iOne STKA for UAV Mapping Apps

May 12, 2014By

Visual Intelligence has announced that its iOne Software Sensor Tool Kit Architecture (iOne STKA) is available for purchase or licensing by manufacturers of unmanned airborne vehicles (UAVs) who want to deliver an integrated UAV/geospatial imaging solution to customers. Capturing high-resolution imagery for applications in engineering, construction, urban planning, military missions and other uses is a significant emerging market for UAV... read more

GNSS Vulnerable: What to Do?

February 18, 2014By

Too Much Sensitivity, Not Enough Robustness, Says Parkinson Brad Parkinson, the founding architect of GPS, told a UK conference that the system needs to be made more robust to ensure worldwide availability of services to users. His concerns over GPS availability relate to threats such as the loss of authorized frequency spectrum (implicitly creating licensed jammers), space weather due to... read more