UTAS wins FMS contract for DB-110 Tactical Reconnaissance Pod

UTAS, a division of Goodrich, has been awarded a contract to provide foreign military sales (FMS) partner nations an ordering vehicle for the DB-110 Tactical Reconnaissance Pod program.

The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract with an initial ceiling of around $23 million predominately firm-fixed-price was awarded by the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition and is 100 percent FMS funded.

The contract includes the procurement of DB-110 reconnaissance pods, program infrastructure, airborne data link terminals, surface terminal equipment, fixed ground stations, transportable ground stations, and data and travel in support of orders. Work will be performed in Westford, Massachusetts.

The ordering period is from contract award to Dec. 31, 2018, with the period of performance determined on each delivery order.


Goodrich (now UTC Aerospace Systems) DB-110 (dual-band 110-inch focal length) reconnaissance pod is a digital, real-time, tactical reconnaissance system designed to capture images in day or night, using electro-optical  (EO/IR) sensor technology.

It is a derivative of Goodrich’s Senior Year Electro-optic Reconnaissance System-2 (SYERS-2) multispectral sensor system. It combines visible and infrared imaging capabilities in a compact, lightweight design.

The sensor provides three independent optical fields of view, allowing it to perform the following ISR missions: long-range stand-off, medium-range oblique and overflight, and low-altitude direct overflight.

The captured data and images are then relayed to analysts on the ground via datalink in real time, which can also be displayed on the aircraft’s cockpit video display to help pilots verify targets and conduct battle damage assessment.

Three different fields of view, including a long-range standoff, medium range operations and low-altitude, direct overflight, are offered by the system in support of standoff and penetrating missions.

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