Army asks for white papers for PNTAX 2021

By Jaspreet Gill / December 11, 2020 at 11:44 AM

The Army has released a request for information for assured positioning, navigation and timing technologies for its annual PNT Assessment Exercise taking place next year.

The assessment, hosted by the Army's Assured PNT Cross-Functional Team, helps the service further requirement development and address capability gaps. The Army in November wrapped up its second PNTAX, where more than 300 soldiers, airmen, industry and government partners assessed live prototype demonstrations, aerial platforms, NAVWAR sensor systems and other capabilities.

The service is looking for “PNT technologies in the ground, air, space or cyber domains and situational awareness, defensive and offensive capabilities in the navigation warfare mission area,” a Dec. 10 Army notice states.

The capabilities should be ready to be tested and demonstrated during the PNTAX 2021 event, which service officials have said will be integrated with next year’s sensor-to-shooter demonstration called Project Convergence at Yuma Proving Ground, AZ.

“The Army plans to leverage industry recommendations on the delivery of assured PNT, non-space and space-based PNT and NAVWAR hardware and software to implement best practices, improve productivity, gain programmatic and operational efficiencies and realize cost savings,” the notice states.

All capabilities should be at least a Technology Readiness Level of 6 of greater and white papers should include what platforms the capabilities can integrate, size, weight and power characteristics and more.

Industry should submit white papers no later than Jan. 10, 2021.