Verus Research has received a $1.8 million contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Space Vehicles Directorate. The 3-year effort is PANTHER: Position And Navigation Threats Heuristic Engagement simulator.
The effort connects three Verus Research technical domains: electronic warfare (EW), space and autonomy, and software development and applications with the goal of maintaining U.S. electromagnetic spectrum superiority in space by assessing potential threats to satellite position, navigation, and timing (PNT) signals.
This program is the Company’s first direct effort with the Distributed Mission Operations Center (DMOC) which is located at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, and is operated by Air Combat Command’s 705th Combat Training Squadron. In the DMOC, large-scale, virtual environments allow the Air Force to run wargame campaigns and learn how friendly and adversary units will act and respond during high-stakes operations.
Verus Research will develop PANTHER to help the Air Force better understand the EW environment, how PNT is affected by adversaries, the implications of PNT-denial on multi-agent mission/engagement-level scenarios, how to mitigate such effects, how to offensively counter our adversaries, and finally how to develop and test less vulnerable PNT technologies.
The multi-disciplinary approach being used on this program is a testament to the Verus Research “one team” culture, bringing together the best solutions from across the Company to solve our customers’ most difficult technical problems.
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