Datron wins $495M contract to deliver VTOL small unmanned aircraft, communications

SAN DIEGO, 2 Sept. 2016. Datron World Communications Inc., a U.S.-based supplier of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and military radio equipment, won a five-year contract to provide vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) and reliable HF and VHF military voice and data radio products internationally.

Datron wins $495M contract to deliver VTOL small unmanned aircraft, communications
Datron wins $495M contract to deliver VTOL small unmanned aircraft, communications

SAN DIEGO, 2 Sept. 2016. Datron World Communications Inc., a U.S.-based supplier of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and military radio equipment, won a five-year contract to provide vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) and reliable HF and VHF military voice and data radio products internationally.

Datron won a five-year, $495 million foreign military sales (FMS) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from the U.S. Army Communications Electronic Command (CECOM) to provide international customers with VTOL sUAS, also commonly called drones, and reliable HF and VHF military voice and data radio products. Datron also won a $13.4 million spares contract to support existing fielded radios early this year.

Datron wins $495M contract to deliver VTOL small unmanned aircraft, communicationsDatron wins $495M contract to deliver VTOL small unmanned aircraft, communications

“This contract will complement our customers’ fielded radios with additional support through new products and services,” says Art Barter, president and CEO of Datron. “We believe this is a continued result of Datron’s purpose to positively impact the lives of others.”

Aeryon SkyRanger sUAS from Aeryon Labs extends the capabilities of the Aeryon Scout with increased flight time, dual EO and IR payload, HD video, 30X Optical Zoom imagery, and extended flight range. Utilizing the same touchscreen flight control interface and proven autonomous flight control software as the Scout, the SkyRanger sets the new operational standard for sUAS platforms.

Datron World Communications Inc. delivers voice and data radio communications and sUAS VTOL systems worldwide, helping enable governments, security forces, and commercial users to establish and maintain critical voice, data, and video connectivity. Known for their ease of use and reliability, Datron’s products and systems are currently deployed in over 80 countries. Datron World Communications Inc. was established in 1971 and is headquartered in San Diego, California, USA.

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