Inside GNSS published an article shedding light on the United Kingdom’s proactive strategy to secure the continuity of positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) services amidst growing vulnerabilities globally. The UK’s approach aligns with international efforts by the United States and the European Union to explore alternative PNT (A-PNT) and complementary PNT (CPNT) solutions.
The article outlines key measures in the UK’s strategy and highlights the critical importance of the new CPNT (comprehensive PNT) framework, particularly in light of recent initiatives by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the U.S. Department of Transport (DOT). The JRC’s assessment of A-PNT providers demonstrated viable alternatives to GNSS for PNT applications, including NextNav TerraPoiNT’s ability to demonstrate both accurate positioning and timing. TerraPoiNT, a ground-based solution leveraging existing cellular LTE/5G signals and dedicated Signal Sensors and/or transmitters, was reported to have a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of 9, meeting the DOT’s most stringent criteria.
As the article notes, “There has never been a clearer and more widespread acknowledgment of PNT vulnerability.” For more in-depth insights, read the full article here.