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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.

Updated: Nov 23, 2020

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.

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