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SNC awarded contract for 200 TactiLink Eagle video point to point data communications system for LUH

29th June 2009 - 10:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Sierra Nevada Corporation announced today that it has received a competitive contract award from American Eurocopter, a business unit of EADS North America, to produce over 200 of the TactiLink Eagle video point to point data communications system used in support of Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR).

The TactiLink Eagle has both an airborne and ground component of the UH-72A Lakota helicopter.

It is designed to meet U.S. Army and Army National Guard requirements for a highly capable, multi-role helicopter missions that range from homeland security and medical evacuation to drug interdiction, support, and logistics operations.

The Army expects to acquire the TactiLink Eagles, associated aircraft equipment, and logistics support from SNC as the sub contractor to American Eurocopter for integration and installation of these systems.

SNC Tactical Communications unit in Fayetteville, NC, will produce, support, and field the systems for American Eurocopter. “SNC is committed to providing the highest-level of products and services to this program.

We have a world-class management and execution team to support the Army and American Eurocopter for fulfillment of the UH-72A program,” said John Tuohey, Director of SNC’s Tactical Communications.

Mr. Tuohey stated, “We understand the mission and the importance to the Army National Guard’s rapid response capability, and we are dedicated to providing the Army with the very best equipment and support to accomplish their important mission.”

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