The Disabling Fire upgrade is the first tetherless training weapon developed by Pathfinder Systems. It will be incorporated into the Door Gunner Simulator (DGS) for the Royal Netherlands Air Force. The weapon model is the HK 417, which shoots 7.62 mm rounds, and is used for disabling fire (as opposed to sniper fire). Disabling Fire will be configured for the Cougar and NH-90 airframes in the DGS. The upgrade will include trainer-input malfunctions, muzzle flash, and tetherless pneumatic recoil. It will also have wireless communications with the Host system, an internal sensor array to communicate trainee weapon state to trainer, and its own ballistics model.
The SBA’s Tibbetts Awards are presented annually to companies and individuals who are models of excellence in high technology. Winners are selected based on the economic impact of their technological innovation, and the extent to which that innovation served federal R&D needs, encouraged diverse participation, and increased the commercialization of federal research.
Pathfinder was recognized for its long history of innovation and achievement through the SBIR program, with over $34 million in revenue and many key new technologies stemming from SBIR-funded programs.
PSI has been awarded a Rapid Innovation Fund contract to develop a see-and-avoid capability for remotely piloted aircraft for the USAF. Over this 24 month program, we will develop and test an operational prototype.
We have delivered and the Government has accepted three External Load Trainers (EAET) for the CH-53E and MH-53E aircraft at MCAS New River, NC; NAS Norfolk, Norfolk VA; and MCAS Miramar (San Diego, CA).
Pathfinder Systems was presented with the 2015 award for Exporter of the Year for the SBA’s six-state Region VIII (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT and WY) at National Small Business Week Awards Ceremony.
This award, sponsored by the US Small Business Administration, recognizes businesses who have displayed excellence in various export activities, to include sales, profits, employment, marketing and providing assistance to other small business exporters.