Intermap Technologies has secured a new prime contract with the U.S. Air Force to support the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in developing navigation solutions for GPS-denied environments. This is Intermap’s eighth government contract of 2021.
Intermap collects, builds, and utilizes global-scale and highly precise unstructured raw data, sourced from across the electromagnetic spectrum and extended to gridded or meshed 3D elevation models (DEMs). AFRL will leverage this unique capability and extensive archive, the world’s largest, to advance its next generation of Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) systems.
Under this contract, Intermap will provide relevant data, operational experience, applied technology, low-latency collection and processing capabilities, engineering and scientific support.
“When operating in GPS-denied environments, Intermap leverages unique commercial capabilities and experience that can help the Air Force achieve desired effects where alternative navigation methods are required,” said Patrick A. Blott, Intermap Chairman and CEO. “Under this new prime contract, Intermap will work with AFRL to help them advance the next generation of navigation systems supporting multidomain operations, long-range precision fires, force protection and maneuver.”
The contract comes as the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is exploring different approaches for absolute positioning and navigation capabilities in challenging environments. Intermap will help in enabling multidomain operations by eliminating disruptions in GPS signals.