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L-3 to Develop Unmanned Aerial System Technology for US Air Force

7th May 2009 - 15:13 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


L-3 Geneva Aerospace announced today that it was one of multiple awardees on the United States Air Force Small Unmanned Aerial System (SUAS) Research and Evaluation (SURE) program, an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ), multiple award contract vehicle with a maximum ceiling of $49.7 million over five years.

“The SURE program leverages L-3’s expertise in UAS technology, including command, control, and communications systems, as well as SUAS platforms and sensors,” said Dave Felio, president of L-3 Geneva Aerospace. “Geneva is leading an L-3 team which includes support from a dozen different L-3 divisions, as well as 11 other companies, to quickly provide effective SUAS concepts and component improvements.”

Under the contract’s first task delivery order, L-3 Geneva will establish a viable tube-launched expendable unmanned aircraft system concept. The SURE program facilitates a rapid concept-to-evaluation process for small unmanned aerial systems, specifically the Tier II and Tier III aerial vehicles, to meet the evolving needs of US forces for mature systems solutions in theatre.

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