The upcoming Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Global Force Next 2021 virtual event features two sessions that will be of interest to readers of Inside GNSS and Inside Unmanned Systems, focusing on alternative PNT on the battlefield and robotic combat vehicles.
On Tuesday, March 16, the Next Generation Combat Vehicle: Development in 2021 and Beyond session will include several key waypoints in the development and procurement of new combat vehicles, including the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, and the Campaign of Learning for Robotic Combat Vehicles. With Brigadier General Richard R. Coffman
Director, Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross Functional Team, Army Futures Command; Brigadier General Glenn A. Dean III, Program Executive Officer, Ground Combat Systems, amd Alfred J. Grein, Deputy Executive Director, US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, Ground Vehicle Systems Center.
On Thursday, March 18, a session titled Finding Alternative Ways to Access Assured Position, Navigation, Timing and Space on the Battlefield will discuss alternative ways to access APNT data such as ALTNAV, Vision Based Nav, Anti-Jam, M-Code, etc. Panelists will include CFT partners in the ground, aviation and precision weapons domains.
The discussion will start with opening comments regarding the challenges and vulnerabilities associated with GPS and how the Army is finding new and innovative ways to obtain
APNT. The panel will speak directly to PNT Army requirements and will share ongoing efforts, recent accomplishments, current/future challenges, and future innovative solutions.
Chair: Willie Nelson, Director, Assured Position, Navigation, Timing and Space Cross Functional Team, Army Futures Command; Brigadier General Robert L. Barrie Jr., Program Executive Officer, Aviation, United States Army; Brigadier General Vincent F. Malone II, Program Executive Officer, Joint Program Executive Office, Armaments and Ammunition, Commanding General, Picatinny Arsenal, United States Army.