xG Technology, Inc., a developer of wireless communications and spectrum-sharing technologies, announced on June 24 that it has been selected as a subcontractor to provide communications and network services to the U.S. Army’s Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate (S&TCD).
xG Technology teamed with prime contractor Science Applications International Corporation (“SAIC”) on this five-year period of performance multiple-award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. The contract has a ceiling value of $497 million, represents new work, and expands xG Technology’s presence in its cognitive radio market area.
CERDEC develops and integrates command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) technologies that enable information dominance and decisive lethality for the networked troops. The Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate (S&TCD), part of the CERDEC, provides secure wireless military communications and networking technologies by assuring connectivity over longer ranges and diverse terrain while in motion, boosting capacity to meet the increasing demands to the tactical edge and ensuring cyber security across the enterprise.
Under the terms of the subcontract, xG Technology will provide research, development and evaluation in support of communications and networks systems under the five S&TCD Division technology areas, including antennas, system engineering, satellite communication, cybersecurity and communications networks.
“We are proud to have been chosen to support the SAIC team in this important contract, and we are committed to working with them to help meet CERDEC S&TCD’s objectives,” said John Coleman, CEO of xG Technology. “xG has amassed substantial experience in pioneering, developing and deploying new paradigms in RF communications and cognitive radio solutions. In particular, we expect the industry-leading innovations we have introduced in spectrum sharing, advanced interference mitigation techniques, performance-enhancing antenna technologies and efficient over-the-air protocols will provide true benefits to both our current and future generations of warfighters.”
xMax is a comprehensive fixed and mobile broadband solution that is designed for rapid deployment and low operating costs. It offers a carrier-grade user experience and can serve as a network backbone or last-mile solution for a number of markets and applications. xMax leverages software defined radio (SDR) and cognitive radio access network technology that enable efficient sharing of both licensed and unlicensed spectrum.