Orolia, a world leader in Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) solutions, and a Platinum Award Winner in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, has been awarded a $33,986,800 IDIQ contract through its subsidiary, McMurdo, to manufacture Personnel Recovery Devices (PRD).
This PRD is a dual-mode, MIL-SPEC Personal Locator Beacon that will be integrated into the Army’s Personnel Recovery Support System (PRSS), and will be capable of transmitting both open and secure signals (training-combat dual mode) to alert and notify that a soldier has become isolated, missing, detained or captured.
This innovative positioning device will optimize a successful rescue operation for soldiers in a distress situation through secure enhanced capabilities, and has been designed to meet military standards and specifications, with improved accuracy, decreased size, weight and power (SWaP) requirements.
“We are extremely proud and honored to have been selected by the US Army as the provider of this critical positioning device for the safety of US warfighters,” said Jean-Yves Courtois, CEO of Orolia.
“Easy to incorporate into Personnel Recovery operations, the PRD is based on Orolia’s new rugged and small PNT platform dedicated to dismounted soldier Assured PNT applications.”
“This award, which follows the 2016 contract from the U.S. Coast Guard to produce 16,000 FastFind 220 personal locator beacons, is a testimony to Orolia’s world leadership in Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing.”
The Personnel Recovery Support System Personnel Recovery Device contract was awarded by the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland on behalf of the Army Air Warrior Product Management Office at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama with an estimated completion date of March 6, 2022.
Military organizations globally whether Air Force, Army, Coast Guard or Navy trust Orolia’s McMurdo brand for its broad, robust and highly-secure solution portfolio which includes military-grade products and systems tailored to the specific needs of military organizations and armed forces.
For tomorrow, they are developing new, innovative and highly secure military solutions that incorporate the entire McMurdo ecosystem – from distress beacons to secure satellite connectivity to mission control and rescue response coordination – all with McMurdo technology at its core.
Orolia Wins Two in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
- Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner
- MEOSAR Search and Rescue (SAR) Satellite Ground System
- Best SAR Satellite Ground System
Additionally, Orolia, through its Spectracom brand took home top honors in Resilient PNT.
- Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner
- Best Resilient PNT (Positioning, Navigation and Timing) Solution
Over 100 distinguished guests from National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Executives from companies allied to Government, gathered from across North America and the Middle East to be honored from disciplines across the Security Industry in their respective fields which included representatives from:
- The Department of Homeland Security
- The Department of Justice
- The Security Exchange Commission
- State and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies
- Leaders in Private Security