Drone Aviation has received a $200,000 contract to integrate communications sensors into the Defense Department‘s tactical aerostats in an effort to extend range and support for reconnaissance missions.
The sensors are built to help the Winch Aerostat Small Platform provide users communication payloads and additional ISR functions such as voice and data network range extensions and reconnaissance services, the company said Wednesday.
“This DoD integration award is the third WASP contract we have received from the DoD this year,” said Jay Nussbaum, chairman and CEO of Drone Aviation.
Work to integrate new voice and data communication payloads aims to help the WASP to conduct communications and ISR missions he added.
WASP is designed to deliver day/night video and wireless communication range extension while both mobile and on a fixed, stationary position.