Syntonics Limited Liability Company, Columbia, Maryland, recently announced the award of a $7 million U.S. Army contract to produce and deliver 30 Fiber Optic Remote Antenna eXtension (FORAX) High Antennas for Radio Communications (HARC) aerostat antenna extension payloads for the U.S. Army. The lightweight system enables tethered aerostats to become a tall antenna tower, increasing line of site and coverage of radio communications.
Neany Incorporated, Hollywood, Maryland, is being awarded a $48 million contract for logistics support, configuration management, training, documentation, spares, and field support associated with the Persistent Ground Surveillance System Phase II for the U.S. Army. In addition, the contract provides for delivery of SkyKites and SkyKite-like aerostat systems and platforms and gondolas capable of functioning in high-density altitude environments with multiple sensors. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.