May 14 (UPI) -- UTAS was awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force for high-resolution imagery and air-to-ground communications.
The deal, announced Friday by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $61.3 million under the terms indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract, which is a modification to a previous Pentagon award.
The contract from the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center enables UTAS, a division of Goodrich, to provide an increased quantity of the DB-110 tactical reconnaissance pods to the Air Force and other foreign military sales partner nations, the Pentagon said.
The reconnaissance pod provides day and night, high-resolution, wide-area imaging capabilities for F-16 aircraft, as well as other jet fighters, from up to 80 nautical miles away and can collect more than 10,000 square miles of imagery per hour. The pod provides stand-off and vertical imaging capabilities, along with air-to-ground communication over constrained bandwidth systems.
The modification brings the total cumulative value of the original contract to more than $135.4 million.
Work on the contract will occur in Westford, Mass., and is expected to be complete in May 2021.