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Skyline Nav AI, Draper win contract with Air Force Research Lab to add visual navigation to ATAK

The companies have secured a contract from the U.S. Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) to provide GPS-independent localization capability for the ATAK platform. Work on the $750,000, 15-month contract began in March 2022.

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Skyline Nav AI Inc. selected for the third NGA Accelerator cohort

The NGA Accelerator powered by Capital Innovators recently selected eight companies from more than 225 applicants to participate in the third cohort of its geospatial accelerator program.

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From targeting to navigation, handheld devices are merging tech and tactics

The Army has used the Android Team Awareness Kit. It’s an Android smartphone used as the individual soldier’s tactical hub. The device aids precision targeting, navigation and data sharing through a host of applications.

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HawkEye 360 detects GPS interference in Ukraine

Shortly before the Russian invasion began, HawkEye 360 analysts detected GPS interference north of Chernobyl, “demonstrating the integration of electronic warfare tactics into Russian military operation to further degrade Ukraine’s ability for self-defense".

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Racing the sun to protect America


Despite vulnerability to severe solar activity, a variety of other threats, and its importance to the nation’s economy and security, the U.S. has no backup or alternative plan if GPS is not available.

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Truck driver has GPS jammer, accidentally jams Newark Airport


An engineering firm worker in New Jersey has a GPS jammer so his bosses don't know where he is all the time. However, his route takes him close to Newark airport, and his jammer affects its satellite systems.

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How AI is taking over our gadgets


In a combat zone, you can’t count on a fast, robust, wireless cloud connection, especially now that enemies often jam wireless communication and GPS signals. When on a mission, processing and image recognition must occur on the company’s drones themselves.

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The Russians are jamming US drones in Syria because they have every reason to be


The apparent surge in electronic warfare attacks is just the latest example of the Kremlin's hybrid campaign against US troops in the country.


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DOD is developing Positioning, Navigation, and Timing technologies to complement GPS


The DOD plans to keep the GPS at the core of its positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) solution, using other PNT technology to complement GPS or as an alternative for when GPS is degraded or unavailable.


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Modern civilization would be lost without GPS


A 2019 report sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology estimated the loss of GPS would cost the U.S. economy $1 billion a day, or $1.5 billion if the technology failed in the April-May planting season for farmers.


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Gladys West: The hidden figure who helped invent GPS


West worked as a mathematician, collecting and analyzing satellite data of the Earth’s surface, until she eventually created a detailed model and helped developed the technology that resulted in GPS.


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