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SRC Wins Contract to Implement Phase Two of the New York State UTM Corridor

September 12, 2018

Syracuse, NY – The Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR) has awarded SRC, Inc. a contract to provide surveillance equipment and services for phase two of the implementation of the Initial Operating Capability (IOC) of the Unmanned Secure Autonomous Flight Environment (U-SAFE) corridor project. Phase two of the U-SAFE program continues the development and implementation of the New York State’s Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) Corridor as part of the ongoing Upstate Revitalization Initiative (URI).

This agreement marks a significant step forward in the implementation of the U-SAFE project to enable large-scale, high density, beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flight operations of both manned and unmanned aircraft in a defined 50-mile corridor between Rome and Syracuse, New York. SRC’s Gryphon Skylight™ UTM service will provide the airspace surveillance and tracking capabilities necessary to implement a world leading, high volume, UTM corridor.

SRC’s Gryphon Skylight system utilizes state-of-the-art, 3-D, active electronically scanned array (AESA) ground radar, passive RF detection and visual identification to allow both manned and unmanned BVLOS UAS traffic to safely coexist in a complex airspace.

“We are excited to be leading the nation in advancing the viability of safe UTM here in Upstate New York,” said Paul Tremont, president and CEO of SRC. “Together with NUAIR and New York State, SRC is helping to clear the skies for future UAS operations.”

“I am proud that we are getting underway with the final steps of instrumenting our UTM Corridor which will support a number of significant UAS research and operational activities,” said Major General (Ret.) Marke “Hoot” Gibson, chief executive officer, NUAIR Alliance. “This instrumented airspace, along with our professional team and dedicated partners, will effectively set a new global standard for UAS development and operations making New York the first choice for test and certification of all classes of UAS.”

SRC is looking to fill multiple positions over the next year in the disciplines of digital engineering, systems engineering, software engineering, integration/test, field application support and program management.

About SRC

SRC, Inc. (@SRCScoop) , a not-for-profit research and development company, combines information, science, technology and ingenuity to solve "impossible" problems in the areas of defense, environment and intelligence. Across our family of companies, we apply bright minds, fresh thinking and relentless determination to deliver innovative products and services that are redefining possible® for the challenges faced by America and its allies.

Since 1957, our commitment to the customer and the best solution – not the bottom line – has remained a core value that guides our efforts. This passion for quality carries through to the technologies we invent and manufacture, the laboratories and facilities we build, the people we hire, and communities where we work. Today, more than 1,300 engineers, scientists and professionals work together at SRC to protect our people, environment and way of life.


The Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR Alliance) is a consortium of industry leaders and academic institutions throughout New York and Massachusetts, led by the CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity (CEO), in New York, and MassDevelopment, in Massachusetts. CenterState CEO is an organization of 2,000 companies that work together to increase business competitiveness, community prosperity, and regional growth in the 12-county CenterState New York region. MassDevelopment, the Commonwealth’s finance and development agency, works with businesses, nonprofits, financial institutions, and communities to stimulate economic growth throughout Massachusetts. Under the leadership of MassDevelopment and CenterState CEO, industry experts and academic institutions in both states formed NUAIR and combined assets, expertise and experience to compete for a FAA-designated UAS testing site. Organizations partnering with Griffiss International Airport and NUAIR include Saab Sensis, SRC, Raytheon and Lockheed Martin, together with colleges and universities including Rochester Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Massachusetts institutions, Syracuse University, Clarkson University and Northeastern University, among others.


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