SAALEX SOLUTIONS, INC. WINS PRIME CONRACT TO DESIGN, PRODUCE TESTING SYSTEM FOR ARMY’S NEW UNATTENDED GROUND SENSOR
Oxnard, California – In 2005 Saalex Solutions, Inc. announced that it has won an important prime contract to design and produce a Multi-Spectral Ground Truth Monitoring System to be used in testing a new Unattended Ground Sensor (UGS) at the U.S. Army Operational Test Command at Fort Huachuca, Arizona.
Saalex designed, built, and produced five of the monitoring systems over a 27-month life of the contract. The units were constructed in the Test and Evaluation lab at Saalex’s Oxnard facility. A report of the study phase was completed in early 2006 and the finished prototype was completed in August 2008. We anticipate a first article product to be delivered in 2009.
Early forms of UGS were available as early as the Viet Nam era, once the information came in, only the person receiving them at a console knew what was happening. Now, you can send the information to a satellite and relay it to a truck driving through the area. You can pull data from different sources to give soldiers a better understanding of what’s happening on the battlefield.
The UGS is part of the architecture of linked and networked systems that are a key component of the Army’s “Future Combat Systems Network.” The contract is described as “a significant entry into a major program.”
The armed forces are in the process of transitioning their whole m.o. to fit what the world will be like for the next several decades. The Army has transitioned itself away from brute force – sending in 70-ton tanks to slug their way in against an enemy. Instead, they’ve decided to use technology, swiftness and information technology to see the enemy first, react first and defeat him with minimum U.S. casualties.
Saalex, which has worked on Army contracts previously, “is now aligned perfectly with one of the Army’s largest and most innovative programs,” said Saalex Founder and Owner, Travis Mack.
Saalex Solutions, Inc. is a rapidly growing systems engineering and technical-assistance company with a core focus on systems engineering, test and evaluation, and engineering logistics for space/combat weapons systems.
Founded in 1999 by Travis Mack, Saalex Solutions is a certified 8(a), Service Disabled Veteran Owned, Small Disadvantaged, Minority-Owned, business headquartered in Oxnard, California. Saalex comprises four principal business units: the Systems Engineering Group, Engineering Services Group, Technical Services Group, Range Support Group.
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