Orolia’s subsidiary McMurdo Inc. has been awarded a $33,986,800 indefinite delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to manufacture Personnel Recovery Devices (PRD) by the US Army. This PRD is a dual-mode, MIL-SPEC Personal Locator Beacon that will be integrated into the Army's Personnel Recovery Support System (PRSS), which will be capable of transmitting both open and secure signals (training-combat dual mode) to alert and notify that a soldier has become isolated, missing, detained or captured.
“This innovative positioning device,” said Orolia, “will optimise a successful rescue operation for soldiers in a distress situation through secure enhanced capabilities. It has been designed to meet military standards and specifications, and has improved accuracy, decreased size, weight and power (SWaP) requirements.”
Photo: McMurdo Group.