Pacific Defense has signed a contract with the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) to deliver Assured Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (APNT) 3U cards developed in alignment with the Sensor Open System Architecture (SOSA) Technical Standard and C5ISR Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS).
The 3U APNT card will aim to satisfy APNT needs of the US Army and other US Government departments and coalition partners. This contract runs through November 2023 and entails the delivery of SX-124 APNT cards for customer evaluation and testing.
This prototype Other Transaction (OT) award builds upon the Pacific Defense SX-124 APNT 3U card developed on internal R&D funds.
According to Pacific Defense, the SX-124 can receive, intelligently filter, and fuse multiple PNT sources to provide accurate and reliable PNT data to the weapon system platform, its subsystems, and operators.
“The US military and partner nations are experiencing unprecedented challenges producing dependable position, navigation, and timing information for safe and effective weapon system operations,” said Travis Slocumb, CEO at Pacific Defense. “This 3U APNT product will empower users to confidently maneuver in the presence of electromagnetic interference or disruption and overcomes the limitations and vulnerabilities of PNT devices relying solely on GPS.”