Coherent to help enhance Special Forces battlefield technology

LEXINGTON PARK, Md., 11 Oct. 2005. Coherent Systems International Corp. in Lexington Park, Md., won an $8.1 million contract to blend new and emerging technologies with promising open-architecture commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components into a field-deployable system for U.S. Special Forces.

Oct 11th, 2005

LEXINGTON PARK, Md., 11 Oct. 2005. Coherent Systems International Corp. in Lexington Park, Md., won an $8.1 million contract to blend new and emerging technologies with promising open-architecture commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components into a field-deployable system for U.S. Special Forces.

The result will be a mobile link interoperable with U.S. and allied military forces to improve situational awareness to the warfighter.

The system will work together with the Battlefield Air Operations (BAO) Kit
program to boost the technological capabilities of Special Forces operating in austere, remote environments with little, if any, infrastructure support.

The BAO Kit uses advanced COTS technology supports Special Forces strike operations that require time-critical and time-sensitive targeting.

The contract also calls for Coherent Systems to demonstrate ways to streamline acquisition and fielding. The contract number is FA8651-05-C-0315.

Coherent Systems is to finish the work in December 2006. Awarding the contract is the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio,

Coherent is a small business specializing in electronic warfare, radar, target identification and weapons system development. For more information contact Coherent Systems online at www.coherentsys.com.

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