Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Drone Aviation Receives Award for Sustainment Equipment Purchased by the U.S. Department of Defense

Jacksonville June 25, 2014 - Drone Aviation Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Drone Aviation Holding Corp., a developer of specialized lighter-than-air aerostats and tethered drones, has announced that Lighter Than Air Systems Corp. ("LTAS"), its wholly owned subsidiary, has received an award from U.S. Government prime contractor ADS Inc. ("ADS"). The award recognizes LTAS's sustainment kits that support the Government's "Blimp in a Box", BiB-250 tethered aerostat systems, which are currently stationed at U.S. Army Garrison Fort Polk. The sustainment equipment order valued at over $250,000 is expected to be delivered in Q3 and will be utilized to support evaluations, training, and operations in rotational exercises.
The highly mobile BiB-250 tethered aerostat systems are intended to provide semi-persistent, mobile intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance ("ISR") at the platoon level with minimal troop requirements. The BiB-250 systems provide real-time day/night high definition footage for ISR, detection of hostile activity, improvised explosive devices, border security and other governmental and civilian uses. Unlike larger, complex, stadium size moored aerostats, or smaller, limited endurance free flying drones, the tactical BiB-250 system can provide low cost, mobile ISR for days, weeks or months with minimal costs and limited operational footprint and human requirement.
Drone Aviation Holding Corp.'s CEO Felicia Hess stated, "We are excited that LTAS has been selected to provide additional sustainment equipment for the BiB-250 systems at Ft. Polk. We will continue to work closely with our government customers to ensure the soldiers have all of the equipment they require to operate the BiB systems throughout the ongoing training and exercises at Ft. Polk." 
LTAS was issued the award by ADS, which currently services U.S. Military & DOD Agencies, Federal Agencies, Defense Contractors, Law Enforcement & Public Safety, Fire & Emergency Services and Foreign Military & Government. ADS provides operational and tactical equipment to or for use by customers such as the United States Government and its various agencies and departments and other non commercial customers.

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