As part of the national response to COVID-19, the Department of Defense entered a $3.6 million contract with AQYR Technologies under Title III of the Defense Production Act to sustain and expand critical industrial base capability for the Global Broadcast Service (GBS) Portable Receiver Suite (PRS).
AQYR is a small business that has, in the past, successfully competed for DoD Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding for various innovative efforts. One such effort resulted in the PRS tactical and portable terminals which enable warfighters to receive extremely large intelligence products (streaming video, imagery, geospatial, etc.) while reducing the chances of discovery by signals detection systems. Using funds authorized and appropriated under the CARES Act, this DPA Title III investment will sustain and expand critical capabilities and capacity that revolutionizes the way the warfighter operates by allowing them to receive important information broadcasted over satellite communication (SATCOM) channels deployed globally.
This investment will ensure the U.S. Government receives dedicated long-term industrial capacity to meet the needs of the nation while maintaining and protecting a skilled workforce during the disruption caused by COVID-19.
AQYR headquarters in Nashua, New Hampshire will be the principal place of performance.
“I’m very pleased to see AQYR secure this contract with the Department of Defense, further boosting New Hampshire’s role in support of our national security priorities,” said New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen. “Global Broadcast System (GBS) technologies and services are critical to ensuring our military has a reliable and secure communications network to carry out missions safely and without foreign interference. Obtaining funding for GBS technologies was a priority for me in last year’s funding legislation that was signed into law and it will continue to be an important objective that I’ll fight to include in upcoming funding legislation for fiscal year 2021.”
AQYR is a New Hampshire based land terminal provider for Tactical SATCOM Solutions, used by Military Defense, Public Sector, Foreign Governments, Commercial, and Enterprise markets. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Antenna Research Associates (ARA), AQYR designs and manufactures highly portable GBS and two-way Ku/Ka/X-band full auto-acquisition, single-case portable ground terminals. These intuitive, patented, auto-acquire terminals are developed from our 15 years’ experience as the Tactical SATCOM Systems Provider.