CoAspire Receives SBIR Phase I for Guided Training Round - MS&T

CoAspire Receives SBIR Phase I for Guided Training Round

CoAspire received in March 2020 a U.S. Air Force Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I prime contract for CoAspire’s Guided Training Round (GTR). The GTR is based off of Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control’s and the Department of the Navy’s Enhanced Laser Guided Training Round (BDU-59B/B LGTR). CoAspire is offering this GTR as a candidate for Phase II SBIR activity with the Air Force, Navy, or Marine Corps with the goal of transitioning to Phase II as soon as possible to further development.

Guided Training
Lockheed’s BDU-59B/B LGTR on Block 40/42 Arizona ANG F-16. Image credit: CoAspire

By adding an inexpensive Commercial Off The Shelf GPS/INS to the ELGTR’s Semi-Active Laser seeker, and a 14-inch dual lug suspension system, CoAspire will be developing a GTR for dual mode precision guided munition training for the US Air Force, Department of the Navy and other customers. CoAspire is also working on other sensors and software to provide even more capability, providing an affordable smart weapon/Net Enabled Weapon training round. This Net Enabled Weapon training round could emulate other smart weapons and provide a test munition for adding Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other attributes.