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Military equipment can be the subject of enemy electronic attacks, potentially resulting in a loss of location awareness that can put Army missions at increased risk. Maintaining assured geospatial information is paramount to the situational awareness of warfighters.
The US Army will get with a new next-generation Dismounted Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) System. The TRX DAPS solution by TRX Systems employs a lightweight soldier-worn device that enables dismounted warfighters to successfully conduct operations when operating in GPS challenged, degraded, or denied environments.
The solution alerts the user when their position isn’t reliable and then leverages multiple sensors and timing sources to provide the best soldier position possible within the operational environment.
The solution is designed to replace the Defense Advanced GPS Receiver (DAGR). The technology combines inputs from small, body-worn sensors and other sources to provide assured PNT while meeting the challenging Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) needs of dismounted soldiers already physically burdened with heavy equipment loads, according to the company’s announcement.