The ability to accurately geolocate military vehicles and blue forces in real-time is key to enhancing situational awareness and manoeuvrability, and generates higher quality command decisions which increase operational advantage.

However, GPS technology has proven to be vulnerable or even inoperative, especially in hostile conditions and/or in urban warfare conditions. Military operations require dispensing with the use of unreliable, often disturbed or unavailable GPS.


Contributions to DGA’s A-PNT programs

SYSNAV contributes to a number of DGA’s military programs which are subject to different classification levels. In these programs, SYSNAV develops various advanced positioning and navigation solutions for vehicle platforms and for dismounted soldiers.


Sysnav’s BlueForce Tracking : geolocating dismounted soldiers in GPS-denied situations

SYSNAV is developing, in partnership with key players in the security and defense markets, a BlueForce Tracking solution allowing to track and trace dismounted soldiers (pedestrians) in 3D in realtime, in GPS-denied conditions such as indoor (building, tunnel) and outdoor (urban canyons, GPS jamming, GPS spoofing, …), with a precision <1% of total linear walked distance.

Developing solutions to geolocate indoors dismounted soldiers (as well as first responders / firefighters) is a core focus for SYSNAV.


Sysnav’s BlueForce Tracking : military vehicle positioning

Conventional inertial units, which are today the only alternative to GPS, remain too expensive to be deployed across large fleets of military vehicles. SYSNAV is revolutionizing navigation in the defense sector with its new-generation magneto-inertial solution, independent from GPS. It is quick and easy to install as a line fit option or as a retrofit. SYSNAV’s technology makes it possible for the first time to go beyond the limits of GPS and deliver military-grade inertial performance at a previously unattainable price point.











Organized between 2018 and 2020 by the DGA (French DOD) and the ANR (National Research Agency), the Challenge “MALIN” aims to bring out localization technologies for the indoor environment, by non-collaborative environment.


SYSNAV, in collaboration with INRIA (Data Shape team), is one of 6 consortia selected to present technological advances, proven in the context of three test sessions carried out one year apart. During the first edition in 2018, SYSNAV presented a prototype based on a WATA module providing real time positioning.


In 2019, for the second series of tests, SYSNAV developed the TMI-REDY and combined technologies from previous demonstrators with higher performance. These tests took place in a training center for firefighters, following a firefighter user scenario. SYSNAV won the challenge by delivering a trajectory displaying <2.0m of error throughout the entire 30-minute course.