Cubic awarded PCDL systems contract
The US Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) has awarded a contract worth over $20 million contract to Cubic Mission Solutions for the development and delivery of Person-portable Common Data Link (PCDL) systems, the company announced on 22 March.
Cubic will deliver the PCDL systems for the US Navy Tactical Mobile (TacMobile) programme, which provides ground support for maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft including the P-3C, P-8A and the MQ-4C Triton.
Cubic will be responsible for procuring, producing, assembling, testing, documenting and delivering TacMobile PCDL systems and also spare suites for installation in Tactical Operation Centres and Mobile Tactical Operation Centres.
PCDL provides secure data connection with the maritime aircraft for the transmission of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data including full-motion video (FMV).
Mike Twyman, president of Cubic Mission Solutions, said: 'Cubic was able to provide the ultimate portable solution to SPAWAR leveraging our Mantis family of combat-proven, wideband CDL ground terminals and integrating our Unified Video FMV software from our TeraLogics subsidiary, hosted on Cubic's DTECH Labs Mobile Modular Micro-Secure Enclave networking hardware.'
The period of performance will consist of an 18-month base period for the procurement of the PCDL systems and four one-year options for production and engineering services.
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