The U.S. Air Force has awarded Persistent Systems a $75.5 million contract to help Air Force Global Strike Command roll out an integrated mobile ad hoc networking antenna system across three USAF installations.
Persistent Systems said Wednesday it will deploy around 700 Infrastructure-based Regional Operation Network systems as part of the service branch’s Regional Operating Picture program to provide operation centers with constant communication capabilities.
IRON will cover a 25,000-square-mile geographic area, providing a unified battlespace awareness network for 75 operation centers and more than 1,000 security force vehicles.
“It facilitates a fully digital battlespace that links multiple weapon systems and programs in a unified network. It provides the foundation on which a true Joint All Domain Command and Control system could be built,” explained Adrien Robenhymer, vice president of business development at Persistent Systems.
Robenhymer said the company will install the ROP system at Montana and F.E. Warren Air Force Bases in North Dakota and Wyoming.