C4iSR: Land

US Army fielding new position, navigation, timing programme for Stryker

11 October 2019

The US Army is fielding its new position, navigation, and timing (PNT) system for tactical and armoured vehicles, with the latest tranche being deployed to army Stryker units at US European Command (EUCOM).

The first iteration of the Mounted Assured PNT System (MAPS) to Stryker units was initially deployed with the army's 2nd Cavalry Regiment as part of the service's effort to get the PNT capability into the field faster, said PNT Project Manager Colonel Nickolas Kioutas.

"Rather than . . . looking out at what is the system for PNT in the future, what are all the bells and whistles it needs to have to fight the threat in eastern Europe for the next 20 years, we looked at something we can get out there today to help with the [current] situation, and how do we help evolve the capability", Col Kioutas said during a 4 October briefing with reporters.

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