Army approves NAVWAR Situational Awareness A-CDD

By Jaspreet Gill / March 29, 2021 at 2:43 PM

The Army today announced the approval of the Navigation Warfare Situational Awareness Abbreviated Capability Development Document, a move that validates the operational need and rapid prototyping for NAVWAR-SA capabilities for soldiers.

The requirements provided in the A-CDD, signed on March 25, are the “first step in developing dedicated NAVWAR capabilities for our soldiers and are a key enabler in enhancing lethality in combat operations,” Col. Tim Dalton, Army capability manager for space and high altitude director, said in a March 29 press release.

“NAVWAR-SA provides the capability to detect, identify and locate sources of interference that deny or degrade reception of” positioning, navigation and timing, according to the press release. “It is intended to validate PNT signal integrity and provide users with indication and warnings of the presence and intensity of interference. NAVWAR-SA will also characterize the operating environment through the integration of multiple sensors that are able to detect, identify and geo-locate sources of intentional and unintentional interference.”

The Army’s APNT/Space CFT plans to assess and test NAVWAR-SA prototypes later this year during Project Convergence and its annual PNT Assessment Exercise at White Sands Missile Range, NM.

“The APNT/Space CFT will utilize the ‘buy, try and decide’ process to accelerate the development of critical enabling technology and streamline the process of transitioning a scalable, interoperable and agile capability to the field,” according to the press release. “This process will inform NAVWAR-SA requirements for current and future Army systems.”