More than 700 platforms and communications systems across the military rely on the Global Positioning System’s (GPS) signals for positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) information, which allows warfighters to operate with precision across battlefield domains.
GPS—and the PNT information it provides—are vulnerable to threats from jamming and spoofing.
When PNT information is disrupted, modern military operations can be blinded and desynchronized.
The closed, proprietary nature of many defense systems poses an issue when upgrading systems. Transitioning PNT capabilities to open architecture environments, however, leads to greater resiliency. Open architectures also enable platforms to have rapid access to new PNT technologies.
Since every system can’t be modernized with improved PNT capability at once, data science and advanced analytics can deliver data-derived insights to assess options. As a result, decisions can be aligned to readiness.