KeyW awarded $24 million AFRL contract for sensor, ISR research

HANOVER, Md. Security-solutions provider KeyW has received a contract worth $24 million from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to conduct research in multisensor, multidomain fusion, including radio frequency, electro-optical and infrared sensing, and exploitation for airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR).

Under the contract, which will be funded over five years, KeyW will work with AFRL to study multidomain sensing for autonomous systems; the project also calls for delivery of hardware and software components -- to include imaging, detection, tracking, multifunctional sensor applications, high-performance time- and space-fused multi-intelligence processing, and airborne testbed operations -- to support the Air Force's future air dominance and anti-access/area denial challenges.

Results discovered through this research effort may include transitioning the technology to operational platforms using the AgilePod multi-intelligence pod, a technology developed by KeyW for AFRL under the Agile Manufacturing for  contract last year.

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