Sierra Nevada Corporation Awarded Contract to Aide Pilots in Degraded Visual Environments
SPARKS, Nev. , November 06, 2013 – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) was awarded a Master Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract from the United States Special Operations Command Technology Applications Contracting Office for a Degraded Visual Environment Pilotage System (DVEPS). SNC’s DVEPS program allows pilots to see through degraded environments such as brownout, smoke, sand, snow and fog conditions. The technology increases aircrew visibility of obstacles including people, power lines, ditches, mountains, rocks, and other obstacles in order to reduce loss of life and equipment.
The IDIQ contract contains multiple phases including Concept Demonstration, Integrated System Development/Demonstration, Low Rate Production and Qualification Testing. The contract will begin with the initial Concept Demonstration phase in October 2013.
“SNC is very pleased to have been selected for this important program that will help increase our military aircrew’s safety and operational capability to fulfill their missions throughout the world. We look forward to demonstrating our DVEPS solution,” said Greg Cox, corporate vice president for SNC’s Communication, Navigation and Surveillance/Air Traffic Management business area.
About Sierra Nevada Corporation
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), headquartered in Sparks, Nev., is one of America’s fastest growing private companies based on its significant expansion and reputation for rapid, innovative, and agile technology solutions in electronics, aerospace, avionics, space, propulsion, micro-satellite, aircraft, communications systems and solar energy. Under the leadership of CEO Fatih Ozmen and President Eren Ozmen, SNC employs over 2,500 people in 30 locations in 16 states. SNC’s six unique business areas are dedicated to providing leading-edge solutions to SNC’s dynamic customer base.
SNC is also the Top Woman-Owned Federal Contractor in the United States. Over the last 30 years under the Ozmen’s leadership, SNC has remained focused on providing its customers the very best in diversified technologies to meet their needs and has a strong and proven track record of success. The company continues to focus its growth on the commercial sector through internal advancements and outside acquisitions, including the emerging markets of telemedicine, nanotechnology, cyber and net-centric operations. For more information on SNC visit and follow us on Facebook at Sierra Nevada Corporation.