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PAE ISR wins place on US Navy contract

14th June 2017 - 03:06 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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PAE ISR has won a position on a US Navy indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide UAS intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) services in support of the US Department of Defense and other government agencies, the company announced on 12 June.

PAE ISR will support the contract with its Resolute Eagle UAS.

The tactical Group 3 UAS is runway independent with an endurance of 18.5 hours and service ceiling of 17,000ft. Its maximum payload weight of 65lbs allows it to carry multiple intelligence sensors.

In January 2017 the UAS demonstrated high-throughput beyond-line-of-site (BLOS) capability at the White Sands Missile Test Range, leveraging secure satellite communication capability for extended range large data transmission. The UAS provided BLOS operations with high definition full motion video and other sensor data by achieving data rates from the UAS to a fixed base satellite dish located at Lino Lakes, Minnesota, of 11 Mbps, and 7.8 Mbps to a small tactical dish on site at White Sands. In addition, the system demonstrated its ability to send command and control data from a tactical ground control station back to the UAS for both autonomous commands and manual fight control.

Chico Moline, president, PAE ISR, said: 'PAE ISR has demonstrated its ability to provide high-throughput BLOS capability with the Resolute Eagle, and we are looking to deliver those mission-essential features through future task orders.'

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