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XG Technology, Inc. — a provider of wireless video solutions for broadcast, law enforcement and defense markets, and private mobile broadband networks for critical communications — announced on Nov. 20 that its IMT Vislink business has been awarded a $12.5 million contract by the U.S. Army with an estimated completion date of Sept. 24, 2020 for the supply of handheld intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) receiver devices. This represents the third contract received from the Army since 2013 for this same requirement.
Equipment covered by the contract includes ruggedized, lightweight handheld receivers designed to display real-time video imagery transmitted by aerial assets or front-line surveillance platforms, as well as related accessories.
George Schmitt, executive chairman and chief executive officer of xG Technology, said, “We are honored to have been chosen by the U.S. Army to fulfill this important contract. It is a huge game changer that underscores our proven expertise in designing and delivering best-in-class wireless video communications solutions that enhance tactical insights. We will work closely with the Army to ensure they gain maximum effectiveness of our equipment in conducting their operations. We look forward to commencing product deliveries and have already manufactured 50 units that are ready to ship as needed to our forces overseas.”
“Beyond just the value of the contract to us, we are proud to have our technology support our fighting men and women overseas and look forward to supporting our troops in any way we can. This is hopefully the first of many contracts we will be successful in obtaining in the future,” Schmitt added.