Navy grants contracts for MIDS communication network

SAN DIEGO, 29 June 2005. Planners in the U.S. Navy have named SYS Technologies as a member of the team that will build the new MIDS communication network.

Jun 29th, 2005

SAN DIEGO, 29 June 2005. Planners in the U.S. Navy have named SYS Technologies as a member of the team that will build the new MIDS communication network.

SYS will be providing logistics and engineering services to the U.S. Navy, in support of the Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) International Program Office under a contract valued at approximately $3.8 million to be performed over a three-year period.

Also on the SYS Team for this effort are Anteon Corp. and Odyssey Systems Consulting Group.

MIDS is an advanced, jam-resistant communication system used to digitally transmit tactical information between U.S. and Allied aircraft, ships, and ground forces. The transmission can be either data or voice. MIDS also serves as a navigation aid by providing precise participant location and identification information as part of the tactical data exchanged.

Ken Regan, SYS Defense Group President, said, "The MIDS contract gives SYS an opportunity to work with a new customer within the U.S. Navy, and directly support their critical role in multinational Command and Control interoperability and information sharing.

In a separate contract, SYS also announced that it is part of a team headed by CACI International that was recently awarded a $9.8 million task order by the U.S. Navy in support of the Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) naval electronic defense system program. SYS will perform logistics support and test and evaluation services under this task order with an approximate value of $900,000 of tasking over a four-year period.

SYS provides real time information technology solutions and wireless communications systems for the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and industrial markets. SYS Technologies' expertise is in real time sensor capture, wireless communications, applications development, integration and data visualization For the DoD, the company provides command and control systems to operational commanders. For the DHS and various state agencies,it provides real-time safety and security products and services, including sensor networking products and end-to-end solutions. For large industrial customers in the telecommunications, utilities, construction, chemical, and biomedical industries, its products and services are used to intelligently and profitably manage remote assets.

SYS is headquartered in San Diego and has principal offices in California and Virginia. For more information, see www.systechnologies.com.

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