Drone Aviation hasÂ receivedÂ aÂ $125,000 subcontract from a Defense Department contractorÂ for equipment and engineering services and work to integrateÂ sensor suite for aerial applications on a DoD-operated fleet of tactical aerostats.
Drone Aviation said Thursday it will integrate contractor-produced sensors onto the Winch Aerostat Small PlatformÂ tactical aerostats that support U.S. ArmyÂ soldier training operations and various exercises.
Jay Nussbaum, Drone Aviation chairman and CEO, said the WASP’s payload agnostic architecture aims to help the militaryÂ deploy sensor packages to provide flexibility and comply with expanded mission profiles and requirements.
WASP was designed for common applications such as network communications and ISR as well asÂ to provideÂ persistent network connectivity to units that conduct retransmission operations.
Drone Aviation received aÂ $194,000 subcontract in MarchÂ from BAE Systems for update work on the DoD’sÂ fleet of WASPÂ tactical aerostat systems.