Precision Guidance Systems for navigation, guidance, command and upgrade of guided and unguided devices
Custom built to meet requirements for Guidance System Hardware, Software and Support
Please contact us to discuss your Precision Guidance System requirements
We do not offer Off-The-Shelf equipment
Visit us again to read about two new PGM significant advancements during October, 2022
Upgrade to Precision Guided Munitions (PGM)
Using multiple patent pending processes we will examine the owners operational requirements to upgrade a current inventory of older, non-guided munitions to Drone released or fired PGM using modification kits and casings which will save the customer time, cost and utilize older equipment in today’s modern world.
If the users requirements cannot be achieved by US Precision Guidance Systems, LLC we will so state and save both you and us time and expense.
Munitions such as the RKG-3 family of anti-tank grenades, 40mm grenades such as the M430A1/Vog-25/Vog-25P, 30mm grenades such as the VOG-17M/Vog-30D can be released from a drone or other device and guided by a large number of technologies to a surface or airborne target such as an enemy drone.
By locking in the release coordinates of the munition and converting them to target coordinates, a Release-and-Forget system using the airborne platforms optical camera to identify and designate a ground based target becomes the simplest form of PGM platform. Please read more about this below.
US Precision Guidance Systems, LLC does not manufacture or store munitions.
US Precision Guidance Systems, LLC manufactures, tests, programs and maintains guidance systems hardware and software based on user requirements.
US Precision Guidance Systems, LLC may modify peripheral support equipment, such as the On Screen Display (OSD) software, to meet the users needs.
A patent pending solution to very low end deployment of a PGM by using lower end drones that only have a camera to designate a target or only capable of very light payloads.
When the drone releases/fires the PGM, the PGM will use the release coordinates as the target coordinates on the surface. Because the PGM operates under its own software the platform that launched the PGM is no longer required to guide the drone.
Depending on the level of sophistication of the drone and PGM as specified by the customer, the PGM may adjust its trajectory to correct for wind drift plus, using other on board sensors, determine how the PGM is to operate, such as the use of air-burst detonation.
All deliverables require strict compliance with both the US Department of Commerce regulations, the US Department of State ITAR regulations and export licensing requirements.
PGM technologies are user specified
Drone use of Precision Guided Munitions
A patent pending process that the Drone PGM may use any, all or any combination of the following technologies to guide or assist in the guidance of a drone released or a fired munition:
Global Positioning System(s) (GPS)
Inertial Navigation System(s) (INS)
Altitude pressure sensor(s)
Infrared (IR) sensor(s)
Far Infrared (FIR) sensor(s)
Radio receiver(s) and/or transmitter(s)
The Drone and PGM sensors may be combined with any Semi-Automatic Command to Line Of Sight (SACLOS) technology in use today, such as, using operator controls to designate the target using a LASER designator or optical
camera for the remote drone operator to control the munition to the target.
The drone operator may set or modify the configuration of the PGM before or after
drone launch and after release or firing of the PGM from the drone.
Configuration settings may include but are not limited to:
PGM identity, security access code and access level of the operator, LASER
designator code if used and communications encryption key if used;
Confirming compliance with PGM owner and factory preset restrictions such as
Geofencing for PGM operational or non-operational use, preset sensor selections
based on intended target type and PGM expiration Use by Date;
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The Drone PGM may use its configuration settings and any or all of the on board
sensors plus SACLOS technologies or remote drone operator commands to calculate
an optimum guided and terminal approach solution.
The Drone PGM may be a kit or modification added to a non-guided munition.
The Drone PGM may be a housing that a non-guided munition is placed inside of.
The Drone PGM may be a new or custom manufactured munition with the guidance or control system added or built in.
Under both the Export Administration Regulations (regulated by the Bureau of Industry & Security) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (regulated by the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls), exports are legally required to state that the goods being exported are destined for the country indicated on all shipping documents. This statement is called the Destination Control Statement (DSC) and is as follows and must be included on the Commercial Invoice:
“These items are controlled by the U.S. Government and authorized for export only to the country of ultimate destination for use by the ultimate consignee or end-user(s) herein identified. They may not be resold, transferred, or otherwise disposed of, to any other country or to any person other than the authorized ultimate consignee or end-user(s), either in their original form or after being incorporated into other items, without first obtaining approval from the U.S. government or as otherwise authorized by U.S. law and regulations.”