Bravura joins Lockheed, TCOM to support Army's Persistent Surveillance Systems – Tethered program
The program will use Army aerostats and combine the capabilities of the Persistent Threat Detection System (PTDS) and the Persistent Ground Surveillance System, providing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR).
"These aerostats provide crucial information and protection for our men and women in uniform who serve in remote and dangerous locations," Bravura CEO Claudine Adams said. "We are thrilled that our dedicated team will support these key programs and continue the important legacy of aerostat innovation."
Under the contract, Bravura will ensure operations, maintenance and sustainment of the aerostats in the program, which will allow troops in the field to better conduct ISR activities, better protect their forces and better communicate through networks extended beyond line of site.
"We are pleased to partner with Bravura to extend our legacy of lighter-than-air innovation, engineering and production," Paula Hartley, vice president of advanced product solutions at Lockheed Martin, said. "PTDS has performed exceptionally in Afghanistan and Iraq since 2004 and we are looking forward to many more years of supporting our customers' needs for affordable, reliable aerostat systems."