Military Embedded Systems

Autonomy and navigation tech for USAF to be developed by Alion

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August 28, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Associate Editor

Military Embedded Systems

U.S. Air Force photo.

WASHINGTON. The U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology has awarded Alion Science and Technology a $20 million task order with a 60-month period of performance to provide Autonomy and Navigation Technology (ANT) Development.

The ANT Center is a forward-looking research center within the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) seeking to identify and solve challenging autonomy and navigation problems. The ANT Center's goal is to develop navigation technology that ensures the Department of Defense (DoD) can navigate and to improve the DoD's ability to conduct autonomous operations.

Alion will aim to research, assess, analyze, and develop the ANT Center's research in autonomous and cooperative systems, non-Global Positioning System (GPS) precision navigation, and robust Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) navigation/Navigation Warfare (NAVWAR).

This effort supports the AFIT's mission to advance air, space, and cyberspace power for armed forces while supporting the development and evolution of navigation and autonomy technologies, impacting weapon systems across the DoD. 

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