Verus® Research Announces $1.8 Million, Three-Year Contract with Air Force Research Laboratory's Space Vehicles Directorate

by | Mar 21, 2022

Albuquerque, N.M. “ Verus® Research, a New Mexico-based team of scientists and engineers specializing in advanced research and development, announces it has been awarded a $1.8 million, three-year contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory's Space Vehicles Directorate for PANTHER: Position and Navigation Threats Heuristic Engagement simulator.  Verus Research will combine its specialties in 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.

We are honored to receive this contract with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to further develop technologies that will aid the military in future operations, said Dr. J. Mark DelGrande, chief technology officer at Verus Research. As we employ a multi-disciplinary approach to overcoming this technical challenge, it is a true testament to our ˜one team' culture as we work together to provide meaningful solutions for the nation's most difficult problems.

This program is Verus Research's first opportunity to provide direct support to the Distributed Mission Operations Center (DMOC), located at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico and operated by Air Combat Command's 705th Combat Training Squadron.  The DMOC's large-scale, virtual environments allow the Air Force to run wargame campaigns and learn how friendly and adversarial units will act and respond during high-stakes operations.

Verus Research will develop PANTHER to help the Air Force further understand the EW environment, how PNT is affected by adversaries, the implications of PNT-denial on multi-agent mission/engagement-level scenarios, and how to mitigate the effects.  It will also assist in understanding how to counter adversaries and how to develop and test less vulnerable PNT technologies.

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About Verus® Research

Headquartered in Albuquerque, N.M., Verus Research is a team of scientists and engineers specializing in the research and development of electromagnetic technology, lasers, microwaves, radio frequency communication, multidisciplinary systems integration, and nuclear systems analysis.  The company's services include advanced research and technology, modeling and simulation architecture, tactical systems development and testing and strategic systems engineering.  Performing in-depth analysis of current and future technologies and transforming complex theory into real-world solutions, Verus Research's clients include defense contractors, military organizations and the armed services, aerospace organizations, technology companies and the national laboratories.  Visit Verus Research's website at and follow the company on LinkedIn and Facebook.


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