SAALEX SOLUTIONS, INC. WINS PRIME CONRACT TO DESIGN, PRODUCE TESTING SYSTEM FOR ARMY’S NEW UNATTENDED GROUND SENSOR
Oxnard, California – 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, Ariz.
Early forms of UGS were available as early as the Viet Nam era, but in those days, 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, and 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.
Since contract award, SAALEX Solutions created, developed and successfully tested the systems integration software for the Multi-Spectral Ground Truth Monitoring System (MSGTMS), under a contract with the Army Test Agency. The MSGTMS is a remote sensor device to identify, track, report and classify potential threats moving across an environment that allows the war fighter to determine the necessary action against the threat.