IGTD

AcronymDefinition
IGTDInertial Guidance Technology Demonstration
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At the commencement of the IGTD program, GPs technology was so immature that we had no satellites in orbit, and initial testing had to take place at yuma Proving Grounds using an "inverted" GPs-guided weapon-testing rangewith stationary pseudosatellites positioned on the ground.
The IGTD program ended successfully, proving the feasibility of transferring alignment from the host aircraft to the weapon, of consistently dropping autonomously guided weapons with the specified accuracy, and of producing the resultant system at an acceptable price.
Both Northrop and Boeing have been funded to produce bomb guidance kits under a joint USAF/USN inertially-guided technology demonstration (IGTD) programme, and it is hoped to start full-scale development of such a bomb in FY92.