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SNC to Provide Aerial ISR Capabilities to US Army Under $554M Contract

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SNC to Provide Aerial ISR Capabilities to US Army Under $554M Contract

Sierra Nevada Corp. has won a multi-year, $554 million contract for aerial ISR support services for the U.S. Army.

SNC will provide its RAPCON-X family of systems to support the Army Theater Level High-Altitude Expeditionary Next Aerial-Signals Intelligence project. RAPCON-X, based on the Bombardier Global 6500 jet, provides aerial ISR capabilities, enables rapid target maneuvering and long-range precision sensing and advances C5ISR capabilities across all domains.

Other features include an operating altitude of over 45,000 feet, a range of over 6,000 nautical miles and a maximum flight time of 14 hours.

The ATHENA-S project is part of the Army’s education campaign, where soldiers familiarize themselves with high-altitude sensing operations, SNC said Tuesday.

The SNC contract is one of several awards from the U.S. military sector for ISR enhancements.

Earlier in November, the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command awarded Amentum a potential five-year, $441.3 million contract to provide C5ISR systems supporting the combatant command’s missions. Amentum was tasked to deliver technologies and services, including experimentation, analysis, testing and assessments, to advance USINDOPACOM’s organizational capabilities.

In October, the Army awarded Empower AI a potential 18-month, $21 million contract to provide C5ISR services supporting the service’s Intelligence and Security Command and Counterintelligence Command.

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