Sierra Nevada Corporation Awarded Contract for U.S. Army Mobile Tower System

SPARKS, Nev., December 31, 2014 – Sierra Nevada Corporation's (SNC) has been awarded a $17 million follow-on Low Rate Initial Production contract by the United States Army to manufacture Mobile Tower Systems (MOTS). The contract includes production of five AN/TSQ-135 MOTS, as well as engineering and sustainment services for the mobile air traffic service system. An early development MOTS has been deployed with the 3rd Infantry Division in Afghanistan since November 2012 and Low Rate Initial Production MOTS were delivered in 2013.

SNC’s AN/TSQ-135 MOTS is a highly mobile, tactical system designed to rapidly set up and quickly establish air traffic services during the initial phases of deployment. It sustains air traffic services throughout operation and redeployment and includes all necessary secure and non-secure communications radios and support equipment. The equipment is housed in a rugged Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower with organic 36kW power generators and meteorological sensors.

MOTS is capable of being airlifted by C-17 aircraft or CH47 helicopter and supports military ATC operations world-wide by networking with other Air Traffic Service and Battle Command systems. The MOTS complies with Federal Aviation Administration/International Civilian Aviation Organization regulations, and is also equally adept in supporting civilian applications, including disaster relief efforts, forest fire mobile operations, and temporary tower operations. Due to its minimal logistical requirements, the new AN/MSQ-135 MOTS provides ATC capability anywhere in the world. It replaces the Army’s aging AN/TSW-7A air traffic control tower.

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Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), headquartered in Sparks, Nevada, is among the “World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Space.” Over the last 30 years, under the leadership of President Eren Ozmen and CEO Fatih Ozmen, SNC has become one of America's fastest-growing private companies and the Top Woman-Owned Federal Contractor in the United States. With a workforce of over 3,000 personnel in 17 states, SNC has a reputation for rapid, innovative, and agile technology solutions in electronics, aerospace, avionics, space, propulsion, micro-satellite, aircraft, communications systems and solar energy.

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SNC's AN/TSQ-135 MOTS is a highly mobile tactical system designed to rapidly set up air traffic services.