Vislink wins US Army contract to supply ISR receiver devices

12 July 2019 (Last Updated July 12th, 2019 10:26)

Vislink Technologies has received a contract from the US Army to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) receiver devices.

Vislink Technologies has received a contract from the US Army to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) receiver devices.

The $2.8m contract will include the supply of ruggedised, lightweight handheld receivers and associated accessories.

The devices will have the ability to display real-time video imagery transmitted by aerial assets or frontline surveillance platforms.

Vislink Technologies president and chief operating officer John Payne said: “We are honoured that Vislink continues to be a trusted partner to our armed forces, and this latest contract underscores our ability to meet their most stringent requirements.

“Our video communications technology remains the de facto standard in high-performance rapidly deployable solutions that can operate reliably in the most challenging and hostile environments.”

The company’s real-time video data provides actionable intelligence to enable operational flexibility and quick decision-making in challenging and hostile environments.

In 2017, IMT Vislink won a $12.5m US Army contract for the supply of handheld ISR receiver devices.

The company secured the first contract from the army for the devices in 2013.

Vislink Communication Systems was bought by Integrated Microwave Technologies’ (IMT) parent company xG Technology in 2017 to boost market position in delivering end-to-end video capture / transmit / receive solutions.

The transaction led to the merger of Vislink and IMT.

Last year, the US Army issued a request for information for a high-altitude airborne ISR capability.

The service intends to procure aircraft to conduct high-altitude deep sensing to locate, track and identify targets.

In addition, the aircraft should be able to support targeting for long-range precision fires (LRPF).