AFLCMC Selects IS4S To Continue Leading The R-EGI Program

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) recently awarded Integrated Solutions for Systems (IS4S) a $95 Million Phase 2 other transaction agreement for the Resilient-Embedded Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation System (R-EGI) development and prototype program.

IS4S successfully completed R-EGI Phase 1, pioneering a Continuous Competition Design Agent (CC-DA) approach that brought together the best of industry from Booz Allen Hamilton, Strategic Technology Consulting, Honeywell, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, Draper, Raytheon, Kearfott, GE Aviation Systems, and other companies to develop a vendor-neutral open architecture for positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) solutions. With the agile CC-DA in place, IS4S will converge the best elements from Phase 1 candidate designs and government insights to produce best-of-breed prototypes.

IS4S is designing R-EGI to be more than a single system. They're defining an entire PNT ecosystem and creating a design process that AFLCMC will own. The Phase 2 team uses model-based systems engineering to develop a digital toolchain in an open design that is both modular and reusable across multiple platforms.

This approach widens the aperture and brings the technical baseline back into the government. R-EGI gives the warfighter technology needed for tactical advantage, including the latest in alternate navigation and GPS receiver technology with M code. As threats change, so must the PNT capability. R-EGI enables outpacing the threat.

The R-EGI open architecture provides a clear framework to allow integration of new, adaptable technology and algorithms from across the DoD, industry, and academia. When this open architecture is coupled with the novel CC-DA R-EGI development process, rapid adjustments can be made while achieving significant sustainability benefits over traditional acquisition approaches.

The convergence of Phase 1 best-of-breed designs will produce a final Government Reference Architecture with unlimited data rights for the government. IS4S also aims to deliver a production-ready, government-owned technical data package suitable for full and open competition, as well as production representative prototypes that demonstrate completeness and manufacturing readiness.