Ozmens’ SNC Successfully Upgrades & Delivers U.S. Army Guardrail Aircraft

SPARKS, Nev., March 25, 2021 – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace and national security company owned by Eren and Fatih Ozmen, successfully delivered two Guardrail Common Sensor (GRCS) aircraft upgraded with SNC’s own Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) system to the U.S. Army Project Director Sensors Aerial Intelligence (SAI). SNC is the prime systems integrator for the Army’s GRCS fleet.

“As a prime systems integrator, SNC is uniquely suited to meet the turn-key, ISR and special mission challenges of our customers,” said Tim Owings, executive vice president of SNC’s Mission Solutions and Technologies business area. “We are very proud of our small SWAP ELINT system and honored to support the Army with this critical aircraft and its mission.”

GRCS aircraft have been providing a key Aerial Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (AISR) capability for special mission operations for more than 45 years. SNC has provided multi-sensor integration services for the fleet since 2019 in support of the Army’s effort to replace the fleet’s aging ELINT system, and ensure this important future capability for GRCS.

SNC has more than 15 years of King Air modification and integration heritage, leveraging 800,000+ hours of operational experience on special mission platforms for a wide array of government and military customers.

To date, SNC has provided two aircraft for the GRCS fleet used to detect and protect the nation against emerging threats. SNC will continue to perform work covered by this contract from its facilities in Hagerstown, Maryland.

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About Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC)
Owned by Chairwoman and President Eren Ozmen and CEO Fatih Ozmen, SNC is a trusted leader in solving the world’s toughest challenges through best-of-breed, open architecture engineering in Space Systems, Commercial Solutions, and National Security and Defense. SNC is recognized among The Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Space, as a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force and is the only aerospace and defense firm selected as a 2020 US Best Managed Company. For nearly 60 years, SNC has delivered state-of-the-art civil, military and commercial solutions including more than 4,000 space systems, subsystems and components to customers worldwide, and participation in more than 450 missions to space, including to Mars.