Office of Naval Research funds communication system for UAVs

LANCASTER, Pa., 22 July 2005. Herley Industries, Inc. announced today that its subsidiary Innovative Concepts, Inc. had received a contract award from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) of approximately $1 million.

Jul 22nd, 2005

LANCASTER, Pa., 22 July 2005. Herley Industries, Inc. announced today that its subsidiary Innovative Concepts, Inc. had received a contract award from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) of approximately $1 million.

Innovative Concepts' goal is to provide communications systems to support unmanned, unattended and untethered drones organized in "swarms" on the ground, in the air, and on the water to meet the requirements of combat zone missions.

So engineers at Innovative Concepts will transition the ONR OpenMesh system from ad-hoc routing protocols and high-speed connectivity into robust and reliable systems comprising radio technology, routing algorithms, military mission system specifications, and "swarm" capabilities.

"Innovative Concepts continues to extend their technology into key communication applications for manned and unmanned vehicles," said John M. Kelley, Herley president. "Our product suite of IDM Technology, software and systems engineering will play an integral role in Herley's growth strength."

Innovative Concepts, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Herley Industries, Inc., is a communications technology development firm specializing in the research, design, development, production and support of wireless data communications products and services. Innovative Concepts' expertise includes: the product suite of IDM Technology, software and systems engineering, hardware development, and aerospace technical services. For more information, see www.innocon.com.

Herley Industries, Inc. is a leader in the design, development and manufacture of microwave technology solutions for the defense, aerospace and medical industries worldwide. Based in Lancaster, Pa., Herley has nine locations and approximately over a thousand employees worldwide. For more information, see www.herley.com.

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