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Army Selects MAG Aerospace, L3Harris Team to Deliver High-Altitude ISR Jets

ATHENA-R program

Army Selects MAG Aerospace, L3Harris Team to Deliver High-Altitude ISR Jets

The team of MAG Aerospace and L3Harris Technologies has won a U.S. Army contract to deliver two intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft under the Army Theater-Level, High-Altitude Expeditionary Next-Airborne ISR-Radar program.

Under the Army’s Sensor Technology Operations and Readiness contract, MAG Aerospace will serve as the prime contractor while L3Harris will support ISR delivery missions. Specifically, the two companies will integrate next-generation ISR technologies onto two Bombardier Global 6500 jets, which can operate at high altitudes and support the Army’s intelligence and long-range precision fires modernization efforts.

The ATHENA-R program is designed to close the gap between medium- and high-altitude ISR for the Army and provide greater endurance, payload capacity and sensor technology to combatant commands, MAG Aerospace said.

The contract is one of several lines of work MAG Aerospace is performing for the U.S. military.

In May, the company secured a potential four-year, $243 million task order to provide research, development, test and evaluation services to the Army Combat Capabilities Development Command. In April, MAG and Airbus Helicopters unveiled the first reconfigurable H-125 Ares rotor-wing aircraft that can meet various mission requirements.

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