UTC Aerospace Systems has been awarded a modification to a previously awarded contract to provide support to the Egyptian Air Force’s Egypt Peace Vector DB-110 Reconnaissance program.
The contract modification valued at around $28 million was awarded by U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales (FMS) to Egypt.
Work will be performed in Westford, Massachusetts, and the estimated completion date is March 31, 2020.
The Egyptian Air Force is using the DB-110 reconnaissance pod on its F-16 fighter jets.
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.