UAV mission control engineering contract awarded to Frequentis Inc.News
July 03, 2019
COLUMBIA, Md. Frequentis Defense Inc., a communication solutions company, received an $8.4 million U.S. Navy contract for work on the MQ-25 Stingray unmanned air vehicle (UAV), the Department of Defense announced.
The company will provide engineering and logistics for the design, development, test, manufacture, and repair of the MD-5A Unmanned Carrier Aviation Mission Control System, which supports the MQ-25. The integrated computer system will transport voice communications from carrier-based air vehicle operators to local audio switches, local radio terminals, and remote radio terminals.
The MQ-25 is the Defense Department's first aircraft carrier-based UAV.
The contract specifies that work will be performed at Frequentis' Maryland facilities, with a completion date of March 2021. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division in Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting agency.