Ultra Electronics wins contract for AN/TSQ-214 ADSI support

Ultra Electronics Advanced Tactical Systems Inc. is being awarded a contract for support and sustainment of the AN/TSQ-214 Air Defense Systems Integrator (ADSI) products and ancillary equipment for the Navy, Joint Department of Defense Forces, and Department of Homeland Security.

The contract, worth around $26 million, was awarded by the U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic located in Charleston, South Carolina. The contract option, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to around $49 million.

ADSI systems provide situational awareness to ashore and afloat units and provide commanders with needed information to make critical decisions. Such systems include the following, AN/TSQ-214 ADSI, Range Guardian System, Advanced Fusion Tracking System, Advanced Tactical Airborne System, and Joint Range Extension Applications Protocol.

The work includes incidental engineering and technical services encompassing information assurance, help desk support, software trouble reports, equipment failure solutions, and mitigation plans for end of life issues. The contract includes a five-year ordering period and a four-year option period.

Work will be performed in Austin, Texas, and is expected to be complete by December 2022.  If the option is exercised, work could continue until December 2026.

Air Defense Systems Integrator (ADSI)

The Air Defense Systems Integrator (ADSI)  system is composed of a number of software and hardware modules—each addressing the specialized and varied needs of the real-time tactical decision maker. Delivered on Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) hardware, the ADSI  software modules draw from a meticulously configuration-managed baseline.

With more than 1000 ADSI system products installed worldwide, the combat-proven ADSI system remains unmatched in its ability to provide joint-certified tactical data link forwarding software combined with an unparalleled number of tactical data link, radar and electronic intelligence interfaces.

For the last 20 years, the U.S. military has relied on the ADSI during every major crisis. Today, the ADSI supports critical operations in Southwest Asia, the Pacific Rim, Europe and the Continental United States. It is used today on aircraft carriers and command ships, in tactical and air operations centers, in airspace integration systems, and in joint command centers around the world.

The ADSI, which currently forwards 4,000 tracks, contains the latest in hardware technology: CompactPCI. All Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) products employed in new ADSI systems (everything from circuit cards to hard-disk drives to backplanes) are CompactPCI and Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA)-compliant.

The ADSI does much more than just receive and display information. In fact, the ADSI provides joint-certified tactical data link forwarding. Additionally, it automatically generates tracks from digitized radar plot data and receives, displays, and translates data from electronic intelligence interfaces. The user controls how data is sent from one interface to all other interfaces.

The ADSI has set a new standard for interoperability among coalition, joint, and service unique command and control systems. With its flexibility and scalability, the ADSI provides the warfighter with the interoperability necessary to conduct the mission anywhere, anytime.

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