Three-Year $92.5 Million Contract
Textron Systems has received a $92.5 million (€78.4 million) US Army contract to provide contractor logistics support for the One System Remote Video Terminal (OSRVT), the company announced on 26 August.
This three-year contract, through Q1/2024, provides logistics support, product refresh, field services and engineering support to potentially over 3,400 fielded units, as well as 1,100 range-extending Mobile Directional Antenna Systems (MDAS) operating with the US Army. In addition, the contract supports upgrading up to 3,000 OSRVT to the new ROVER 6S configuration, as well as the fielding of up to 2,000 of the new Soldier Portable OSRVT (SPOT).
OSRVT delivers full-motion video (FMV), images and critical geospatial data from manned and unmanned ISR assets across multiple frequency bands and waveforms. The fielding of SPOT complements the OSRVT, by addressing the need for a smaller, lightweight, wearable system that retains most functionality but at reduced tactical ranges. Its straightforward design makes it easy to use and closes the shooter-to-sensor gap by keeping soldiers connected.
“With more than a decade of providing manned-unmanned teaming to the US Army, [we are continuing] the evolution of the OSRVT and [introducing] the smallest version yet – SPOT, purpose-designed for the dismounted user at the tactical edge,” explained SVP Air Systems, Wayne Prender. “We attended the Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment (AEWE) demonstration earlier this year, which allowed SPOT’s user base to test and interact with this product. Soldiers were able to see first-hand and experience its simplicity and lightweight form factor.”