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Army Seeks Methods for Apache Helicopter Coordination with Drone

Army Seeks Methods for Apache Helicopter Coordination with Drone - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Apache-e1440766243499The U.S. Army is seeking a contractor to help configure and make the AH-64E Guardian attack helicopter platform conduct missions with an unmanned aerial platform as a team.

In a FedBizOpps sources sought notice published Tuesday, the Army said it also aims to embed a radar frequency interferometer and an interoperability function into the AH-64E for the manned-unmanned teaming modification initiative.

The military service wants a vendor who can provide technical, systems project management and logistical services.

Boeing manufactures Apache helicopters and owns associated technical data packages.

Science and Engineering Services awarded an $11.9 million contract to L-3 Communications last month to provide an MUMT-X technology for the Army’s Apache communications system modernization effort.

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Written by Mary-Louise Hoffman

is a writer of news summaries about executive-level business activity in the government contracting sector. Her reports for ExecutiveBiz are focused on trends and events that drive the GovCon industry to include commercial technologies that private companies are developing for federal government use. She contributes news content to ExecutiveBiz’s sister sites GovCon Wire and ExecutiveGov.

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