2019 -- The Air Force has announced Navigation Technology Satellite 3 (NTS-3) as one of the initial three Vanguard programs: Golden Horde, NTS-3 and Skyborg.  Vanguards are outlined in the Air Force 2030 Science and Technology Strategy as programs that “will advance emerging weapon systems and warfighting concepts through prototyping and experimentation […]  Vanguard programs aim to deliver game-changing capabilities rapidly that transform future operations with cutting-edge technologies”.  Navigation Technology Satellite – 3 (NTS-3) is set to launch in 2022 and will help the U.S. Space Force expand the boundary of current Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) technology.  Braxton was awarded initial contract work on NTS-3 through a Phase III Small Business Innovation and Research (SIBR) Contract in 2017.  For more information on the Vangaurd Program, visit https://afresearchlab.com/technology/vanguards