AQYR Receives $100M Contract for Satellite Man-Portable Receive Suites

By gguarino | September 28, 2015
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[Avionics Today 09-28-2015] AQYR Technologies received a $100 million Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) production contract to provide Global Broadcast Service (GBS) Rucksack Portable Receive Suites (AN/PRS-12) and Suitcase Portable Receive Suites (AN/PRS-11), spares, training, support, and engineering services to the U.S. Air Force and other branches of the military. 
Global Broadcast Service (GBS) Rucksack Portable Receive Suites (AN/PRS-12) and Suitcase Portable Receive Suites (AN/PRS-11), spares. Photo: AQYR.
This sole-source award is the result of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) initially granted by the Air Force Research Laboratories. AQYR has received initial funding of $13.95 million at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.
Both systems are highly portable, rugged satellite receive suites that can be deployed and operated by a single user. The AN/PRS-12 weighs less than 20 pounds in tactical carry mode and the AN/PRS-11 weighs less than 32 pounds. 
The battle-proven Portable Receiver Suites (PRS) bring crucial command center information and data to the in-field warfighter, improving mission success probabilities. The PRS can withstand a variety of adverse environmental conditions, including high humidity, blowing sand, rain, and extreme heat/cold.

Satellite acquisition time is approximately 3 minutes. The systems provide access to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) video and imagery; weather, terrain, geospatial and mapping information; Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) imagery; streaming video, Web content replication, and other large files. 

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