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SRCTec Receives Contract to Produce Radars for Ground-Based Sense and Avoid

February 28, 2014

Syracuse, NY – SRCTec has been awarded a $7.2 million order from the U.S. Army to provide radars for the Army’s Ground-Based Sense and Avoid (GBSAA) program. GBSAA is a revolutionary solution that uses ground-based sensors and processing equipment to allow unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to comply with FAA regulations when flying in the National Airspace System (NAS). The contract includes additional options for radars, spares and sustainment.

Under this contract, SRC’s manufacturing subsidiary, SRCTec, will provide LSTAR® radars which will be used to establish five Army GBSAA test sites around the country. The Army’s GBSAA system allows for the operation of UAS in the national airspace without a chase plane or ground observer. Ground-based sensors are used for detecting aircraft in the vicinity of UAS and provide their operator with the necessary information to maintain safe separation from other aircraft and complete their mission safely.

“This is a very important effort and we are proud that our LSTAR air surveillance radar will be instrumental in the safe operation of unmanned aircraft within the United States,” stated Drew James, president of SRCTec. “Our radars will help UAS pilots to detect and avoid other aircraft.”

GBSAA is an integrated and flexible solution based on the LSTAR radar system. The radars are remotely operated and their data is correlated with other information to provide a complete and robust surveillance network sufficient to meet rigorous FAA regulations. The design is scalable to support the requirements of the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and National Guard for routine access to the National Airspace System. The system can also support first responders and civil operators to safely pilot UAVs in public service operations.

About SRC, Inc.

SRC, Inc. formerly Syracuse Research Corporation, is a not-for-profit research and development company with more than 55 years of experience in defense, environment and intelligence. SRCTec, its subsidiary, offers manufacturing and lifecycle support for complex electronics systems. Through innovation in science, technology and information, SRC is redefining possible® – helping keep America safe and strong. The company works with the customer for the best solution – not the bottom line – resulting in nationally significant, next-generation products and services.

SRC has been recognized as a “best company to work for” in New York, Ohio, Texas and Virginia and nationally by FORTUNE magazine. The company employs more than 1,000 people in 15 offices throughout Colorado, Maine, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Texas and Virginia. For more information, visit www.srcinc.com.



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