SRA International awarded DCGS maintenance contract

By Ryan Maass   |   Jan. 5, 2016 at 12:52 PM
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WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- SRA International has been awarded a $35 million contract to manage and maintain the Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination, or PED, Operation Center of the Air Force Distributed Common Ground System.

Under the contract, SRA International will be tasked to manage, maintain, and administer the operational weapon system architecture supporting the U.S. Air Force's DCGS system.

The AF DCGS is an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance weapon system, also referred to as the AN/GSQ-272 Sentinel weapon system, that uses a global network of intelligence platforms and technologies to gather information.

The system is supported by the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, including the RQ-4 Global Hawk, MQ-1 Predator, MQ-9 Reaper, and other surveillance systems.

SRA International will support the system's PED Operations Center, which processes gathered images, videos and other media. Work on the contract will be performed at various AF DCGS locations, including Langley Air Force Base in Virginia.

Work on the contract is expected to be completed by February 2019.

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