Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) said it has been awarded a contract to fulfill the Army’s Degraded Visual Environments (DVE) Operational Needs Statement (ONS).
The value of the contract was not released.
The ONS was issued by the Army Aviation Networks Mission Planning (ANMP) Program Directorate.
The contract, issued through Science and Engineering Services Inc., is to deliver ten Helicopter Autonomous Landing System (HALS) with three-dimensional (3D) imagery and landing guidance symbols in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
SNC’s HALS combines real-time 3D radar imagery with digital terrain map, satellite imagery and DVE specific guidance symbols to provide a complete DVE solution for takeoff, approach and landing operations in fog, brownout’s, and other DVE’s.
The HALS system enables multi-ship operations in DVE providing significant improvement to flight safety and expanding the operational capabilities of helicopter aviation in all modes of flight, the company said in a Jan. 23 statement. The HALS modular design allows integration on both legacy and advanced platforms.