Drone AviationÂ has received a $200,000 contract to integrate communications sensors into the Defense Department‘sÂ tactical aerostats in an effort toÂ extend rangeÂ and support forÂ reconnaissance missions.
The sensors are built to helpÂ theÂ Winch Aerostat Small PlatformÂ provide users communication payloads and additional ISR functions such asÂ voice and data network range extensions and reconnaissance services, the company said Wednesday.
“This DoD integration award is the third WASP contract we have received from the DoD this year,” said Jay Nussbaum, chairman and CEO of Drone Aviation.
Work to integrateÂ new voice and data communication payloads aims to helpÂ the WASP to conduct communications and ISR missions he added.
WASP is designed to deliver day/night video and wireless communication range extension while both mobile and on a fixed, stationary position.