US Air Force awards SandboxAQ with contract for quantum navigation research

The US Air Force awarded SandboxAQ a small business innovation research (SBIR) contract to research quantum navigation technologies. SandboxAQ will advance research and development for its quantum navigation system, designed to complement the Global Positioning System (GPS) for accurate navigation in environments where the loss of precision GPS may negatively impact operations. The company’s quantum sensor prototype is to be optimised in coordination with the Air Force.