The U.S. Air Force has awarded BAE Systems, Arlington, Va., a $11, 376, 398 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to develop airborne processing and sensor system hardware and software. The contract includes storage for real-time on-board detection and tracking of large numbers — 20, 000-plus — of dismounts and vehicles over a wide area.
BAE will integrate the tracker with the wide area motion imaging sensor as well as communications links to the ground station. It will develop storage, chipping, dissemination, and processing control and ground processing software to support exploitation of WAMI downlink video and ancillary data.
Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.