U.S. Army awards Agilent Technologies $94 million contract for radio test sets

Managers at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., know that uninterrupted communications is critical to the protection and management of deployed personnel.

Aug 1st, 2007

Managers at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., know that uninterrupted communications is critical to the protection and management of deployed personnel. As a result, they required a system capable of accurately testing the performance of field radios.

Army personnel awarded Agilent Technologies Inc. of Santa Clara, Calif., a $94 million contract to deliver its AN/PRM-35 radio test set (RTS) over six years, beginning in 2008, to the U.S. Army Product Manager Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment organization.

The RTS, designed to test field radios in harsh environments, is part of the U.S. Army’s Test Equipment Modernization mission to improve the readiness and reduce the costs of the Army’s current and future systems. Totaling up to 12,000 radio test sets and related services, the contract award represents the largest in its category.

The Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command, headquartered at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is a major subordinate command of the Army Material Command, which is committed to keeping supported systems ready for combat.

For more information, visit Agilent Technologies online at www.agilent.com.

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