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Army orders airborne SIGINT pods

Aug. 26, 2013 - 03:45AM   |  
By MICHAEL PECK   |   Comments
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The Army plans to purchase Tactical Signals Intelligence Payload (TSP) systems from BAE Systems.

The Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., will negotiate a sole-source contract with BAE for up to 30 low-rate initial production TSP systems.

The TSP consists of an airborne pod and a ground workstation, with the pod able to be mounted on platforms such as the Army’s Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft.

“The objective of the TSP program is to provide the commander with a comprehensive picture of electronic emitters in the battlespace, and the ability to detect, identify geo-locate, and copy emitters,” according to the Army.

The contract will be a two-year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity award.


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