Locata Tests Lead to US Air Force Contract
Saturday, 12 January 2013
The U.S. Air Force (USAF) signed a soles-source, multi-year, multi-million dollar contract with Locata Corporation to install a ground-based LocataNet positioning system at the WhiteSandsMissileRange in New Mexico. The USAF will field Locata’s technology for reference-truth positioning across a large area of White Sands when GPS is being completely jammed.
In a recent USAF technical report, the need for a new non-GPS based positioning capability was described by the 746th Test Squadron as the key component for “the realization of the new ‘gold standard truth system’ for the increasingly demanding test and evaluation of future navigation systems for the U.S. Department of Defense.”
Read more at GPS World Magazine, January 2013