Persistent Systems has received a $5.4M contract to supply communications systems for the U.S. Army“™s next-generation optionally manned fighting vehicle intended to replace the service“™s Bradley ground platforms, National Defense Magazine reported Wednesday.
The New York City-based communications technology maker offers an MPU5 “smart radio“ that has mobile ad hoc networking features designed to ingest data, voice and video data in real-time.
Brian Soles, vice president for business and government programs and business strategy at Persistent Systems, noted that the firm is currently working to fortify OMFV“™s current communications network to support wave relay functions and integration with manned and unmanned aircraft.
“It is to help the Army develop a more assured link of communications that would be even more resilient in a contested environment,“ he added.
OMFV platforms are intended to operate with manned vehicles as outlined in the service“™s modernization strategy, according to National Defense.
The Army plans to issue a recompete award for the OMFV effort, which falls under the oversight of the Army Futures Command“™s cross-functional teams.