Bravura awarded aerostat management contract
Bravura Information Technology Systems has been awarded a $305.7 million contract by the US Army for operation, maintenance and sustainment of its aerostats, it announced on 27 September.
The contract has been awarded under the Persistent Surveillance Systems – Tethered (PSS-T) programme. This programme will combine the capabilities of the Persistent Ground Surveillance System (PGSS) and the Persistent Threat Detection System (PTDS) urgent operational requirement programmes.
The PSS-T programme provides land forces with aerostat platforms to extend communications networks beyond line of sight, and supports force protection with a persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability.
Bravura is partnering with Lockheed Martin and TCOM for the contract. Lockheed Martin is the PSS-T Large developer; TCOM is the PSS-T Medium developer.
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