Silvus Technologies' MANET System will Support Air Force ABMS
The U.S. Air Force awarded a $950 Million indefinite quantity indefinite delivery contract to Los Angeles-based Silvus Technologies. Under the contract, Silvus will supply its so-called StreamCaster Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) radio systems to support the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) program. The company initally provided the MANET-based network during the military's Joint all domain command and control (JADC2) testing at a December 2019 exercise at Eglin Air Force base. Under the new contract, Silvus will provide additional StreamCaster MANET equipment to support future events.
“This announcement comes as Silvus has been recognized for several major U.S. Army acquisitions in support of the Next Generation Combat Vehicle, Integrated Tactical Network and Integrated Virtual Augmentation System programs, said Silvus Director of DoD Programs, Andy Narusewicz. “We are excited for the opportunity to leverage our cutting edge MANET technology to solve some of the Air Force’s toughest communications challenges.”