Vista Research, a subsidiary of Raven Aerostar, has been awarded an operations and maintenance contract for the upgrade and replacement of currently-fielded radar systems in support of the U.S. Army's Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems (PGSS) Program.
The firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract has been awarded for $8,381,917 and details an expected completion timeline of December 2014.
Vista Research has been providing radar systems and support to the PGSS Program since 2011. The Vista Smart Sensor Radar Systems (SSRS) are designed and optimized for tracking targets against difficult radar clutter conditions. SSRS products accurately and reliably detect and track land, maritime and air targets of interest from platforms such as aerostats, towers, UAVs and mobile vehicles. The Vista product family includes a suite of radar systems with various specifications (e.g. SSRS-F25, SSRS-F50 and SSRS-F50-ER) providing 360° wide-area persistent situational awareness to land, air and maritime missions.
"Vista radar systems are core to our commitment to providing highly technical and groundbreaking technology for critical missions that protect and save lives," explains Lon Stroschein, Raven Aerostar Vice President and General Manager. "We are proud of the turnkey capabilities of our integrated tethered aerostats and radar solutions. The daily cost per covered kilometer, over land and sea, is becoming a game altering technology."