CACI International is funding an experiment to demonstrate space technologies for military use, including an alternative to GPS navigation.
Protecting GPS satellites and signals is essential to U.S. national and economic security. While some have opined that the solution is more and better GPS, the most effective and least expensive solution is to make GPS a much less attractive target.
Iridium Communications announced June 24 it received a U.S. Army contract to develop a payload that could be used to broadcast data such as timing or location signals.
DARPA awarded Northrop Grumman a $13.3 million contract to provide positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) payloads for the Blackjack program.
The new chief executive of OneWeb says the company is still pursuing some kind of navigation capability for its broadband satellite constellation, although a full-fledged service may have to wait until a second-generation system.