U.S. Army awards Drone Aviation a contract for its WASP Lite Aerostat system
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., - Drone Aviation Holding Corp., which is a developer of specialized, tethered aerial monitoring and communications platforms serving national defense and homeland security customers, announced recently that it has received its first contract award for its newly designed aerostat product, the WASP Lite, from the U.S. Army.
Under the terms of the award, valued in excess of $1.1 million, Drone Aviation will supply multiple WASP Lite aerostat systems capable of enhancing and extending the modern networked battlefield supporting specialized waveform communications equipment and day/night ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) payloads.
Deliveries under this award, as well as deliveries related to the $3.8 million WASP tactical aerostat contract awarded by a U.S. Government Prime contractor announced in January 2019, are expected to commence in the third quarter and continue through year-end 2019.
The WASP Lite system is a persistent aerial asset designed to be transportable in a series of ruggedized cases and is quickly deployable to fill capability gaps on the battlefield. WASP Lite can be deployed up to 1,000 ft. and supports a wide range of payloads including multiple communications waveforms, ISR and signal intelligence (SIGINT). For additional information on WASP Lite, please visit https://www.droneaviationcorp.com/solutions/wasp-lite.
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