Cubic wins contract from DISA to continue operating UVDS architecture

6 March 2020 (Last Updated March 6th, 2020 15:21)

Cubic Mission Solutions has been contracted by the US Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to continue operating Unified Video Dissemination System (UVDS) architecture.

Cubic Mission Solutions has been contracted by the US Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to continue operating Unified Video Dissemination System (UVDS) architecture.

The DISA system is designed to improve access to live full-motion video (FMV) for members of the global US intelligence community.

Live FMV feeds collected by manned and unmanned aerial platforms help improve intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions.

This contributes to enhanced situational awareness, decision-making and troop safety.

Under the single-award contract, Cubic will also provide associated services to fulfil the needs of Airborne AISR FMV.

Additionally, the contract will include the integration of new Cloud and cross-domain technologies with UVDS.

Cubic Mission Solutions C2ISR Solutions vice-president and general manager Bradford Powell said “This award ensures the continued 24×7 operation of the DISA UVDS, an enterprise system that has proven itself essential to users worldwide that rely on real-time FMV to perform their mission.

“We’re excited to continue our partnership with DISA as we work together to meet the growing demand for AISR FMV.”

The $99.3m firm-fixed-price contract has a one-year base period with options to extend it by four more years.

Work under the contract will be carried out at multiple locations, including Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania, as well as abroad.

Multiple Department of Defense (DoD) Gateways, Combatant Commands, military services, operation centres and intelligence agencies are connected through the system’s robust data network.

Cubic Mission Solutions president Mike Twyman said: “Warfighters will be able to rapidly find the sensor information they need, apply the latest AI/ML technology for improved exploitation and disseminate their end products faster than ever before.”