Logos Technologies Awarded $111.8 Million for Kestrel Surveillance Systems
Fairfax, VA— October 1, 2012
Logos Technologies has been awarded $111.8 million by NAVAIR to develop an additional 22 Kestrel wide-area persistent surveillance systems to support U.S. forces in the field.
Designed for use on a tethered blimp, the Kestrel surveillance system is the only technology of its kind that can scan a city-sized area at once — both day and night. This provides a heightened level of security for troops at forward operating bases.
“Since the first units were deployed in Afghanistan, Kestrel has saved the lives of countless warfighters by preventing IED attacks and providing our forces with greater situational awareness,” said Greg Poe, CEO of Logos Technologies. “This new contract will extend that protection to more bases, and ultimately, more troops.”
The NAVAIR contract calls for the delivery of 20 Kestrel systems and spares, as well as two units for testing and upgrading. In addition, Logos Technologies will provide operational, logistical and analytical support on Kestrel through 2013.
With its 360-degree field of view, Kestrel allows operators to simultaneously track and record multiple targets in medium-resolution over many kilometers. Kestrel can also cue full motion video (FMV) sensors for higher resolution imaging.
At the same time, Kestrel can be programmed for autonomous monitoring.
“Kestrel is a force multiplier. It can track multiple targets in real time and record activity for up to 30 days,” said David Luber, Kestrel program manager for Logos Technologies. “This allows an operator to uncover a whole enemy network.”
Developed within 12 months, Kestrel represents a nimble systems engineering approach to customer needs.
Kestrel is currently employed on both the Persistent Threat Detection System and Persistence Ground Surveillance System in Afghanistan. But it also has applications for border patrol, counter-trafficking and other homeland security missions.
NAVAIR Public Release 2012-1079
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About Logos Technologies
Founded in 1996, Logos Technologies, LLC. is a diversified defense and energy company specializing in the fields of biofuel research, advanced nuclear engineering, cyber defense, and Intelligent Persistent Surveillance. Logos serves customers including the Department of Defense, Department of Energy and Department of Homeland Security. Learn more at www.logos-technologies.com