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U.S. Army navigation-warfare, situational-awareness technology work moves forward

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March 31, 2021

Lisa Daigle

Assistant Managing Editor

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Soldiers assess mounted, dismounted, and NAVWAR capabilities and systems in simulated environments. U.S. Army photo.

U.S. ARMY COMBAT CAPABILITIES DEVELOPMENT COMMAND (DEVCOM) -- ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. The U.S. Army reports approval of a capability-development document that aims to speed up the experimentation and development of navigation-warfare and situational-awareness technologies. 

The newly approved Navigation Warfare Situational Awareness (NAVWAR-SA) Abbreviated Capability Development Document (A-CDD) outlines ways of using various tools for soldier assessment, testing, and rapid prototyping of NAVWAR-SA technologies, according to Army leadership. The Army's Assured Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (A-PNT)/Space Cross-Functional Team (CFT) also will bolster the NAVWAR-SA technology requirements through the use of a "buy, try, and decide" method.

NAVWAR-SA technologies are designed to characterize operating environments and identify interference types that could degrade the quality of mission-critical PNT signals.

The team intends to evaluate and demonstrate prototype NAVWAR-SA technologies during the PNT Assessment Exercise and the Project Convergence 21 event, to be held later in 2021 during Project Convergence 21 and the CFT’s annual PNT Assessment Exercise at the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.

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