$4.4M for Lightweight Battlefield Radars
Syracuse Research Corp. in North Syracuse, NY won a $4.4 million increment as part of a $5 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Lightweight Surveillance and Target Acquisition Radar. As Global-Defence.com notes: “Platforms equipped with LMSRs provide wide-area surveillance capability during the day and night and in adverse weather conditions to differentiate between moving personnel, trucks, tanks and helicopters. The performance limitations that smoke, haze and moisture impose on electro-optic and infrared systems are overcome by using radars. In conjunction with multiple sensor systems, LMSRs provide rapid wide-area target detections and locations that are used to cue narrow field-of-view EO/IR sensors or provide spot fixed target imagery to enhance target recognition.”
Work will be performed in North Syracuse, N.Y., and is expected to be completed by March 18, 2007. Bids were solicited via the Internet on Aug. 26, 2004, and one bid was received. The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command at Fort Monmouth, NJ issued the contract (W15P7T-05-C-P617).