Silvus Technologies to partner with Sierra Nevada Corp on ARNG MEP program
Los Angeles, CA-based Silvus Technologies announced on December 9 that Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is integrating Silvus systems into its solution for the U.S. ARMY National Guard (ARNG) Mission Equipment Package (MEP) program. Silvus will support SNC with its StreamCaster radios as part of the HAMMER MANET kit.
Under the MEP program, SNC will produce, support and field intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems (ISR) systems, known as HAMMER MANET kits, as a subcontractor to Airbus Helicopters. SNC will equip over 100 ARNG Lakota LUH72A helicopters with StreamCaster radios as part of the ISR kit. HAMMER provides networked connectivity for video, data, voice and position/location/navigation for enhanced, real-time situational awareness.
MEP makes possible multi-role helicopter missions that range from homeland security and medical evacuation to drug interdiction, support, and logistics operations.