ARINC WINS THREE-YEAR $12.4 MILLION CONTRACT TO EXPAND WIRELESS MESH NETWORK PROTOCOL SERVICES FOR THE U.S. ARMY

Annapolis, Maryland, USA, July 24, 2012—ARINC Engineering Services, LLC announced today that it has been awarded a three-year contract to extend its Next Generation Wireless Communications (NGWC) solution for tracking and monitoring military assets. Under the three-year, $12.4 million IDIQ contract, ARINC will continue its development, testing, and certification of the wireless mesh network protocol and sensor applications initiated under a previous contract.

Following functional requirements and technical specifications provided by the federal government, ARINC, together with Cubic Global Tracking Solutions (CGTS) and Lunarline Inc. will close the gaps in the supply/distribution enterprise, resulting in continuous, near-real-time global in-transit visibility and total asset visibility. The final NGWC mesh protocol that results from this contract will support sensor applications that will enable the U.S. Army’s vision for a Common Logistics Operating Environment.

“ARINC is committed to helping the U.S. Army Logistics Innovation Agency achieve its goal of creating an enterprise-wide asset tracking and monitoring solution. We look forward to applying our outstanding technical leadership and project management to this contract to ensure a successful outcome for the federal government,” said Monty Montero, Vice President, ARINC Defense Systems Engineering and Support.

The ARINC team has developed a unique protocol using commercially available radio chipsets to provide an ad-hoc, self-forming, self-healing, battery operated, wireless mesh network. Further development is planned to provide handheld reader and data file capability, improved reliability, interoperability with legacy systems, and incorporate additional information assurance features.

ARINC Incorporated, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, provides communications, engineering and integration solutions for commercial, defense and government customers worldwide. Headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland with regional headquarters in London and Singapore, ARINC is ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 certified. 

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