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08:26 AM, December 17, 2016
US Navy Awards Signals Intelligence Sensor Contract To Software Firm
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The US Navy awards a $48 million worth contract to Virginia-based software firm Azure Summit Technology for the Common Chassis Signals Intelligence.

This contract is to provide intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities to a broad spectrum of forward deployed Navy platforms, the US Department of Defense said in a press release Friday.

The Common Chassis Signals Intelligence mission sensor is used on manned and unmanned platforms in support of multiple Navy missions. It will be utilized for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance support on each platform including identification and localization intelligence derived from electronic signals and systems that may include foreign targets, such as communications systems, radars, and weapons systems. 

Work will be performed in Melbourne, Florida (70 percent); and in Fairfax, Virginia (30 percent), and is expected to be completed by December 2021, the statement said. Fiscal 2017 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $5,588,288 will be obligated at the time of contract award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.