SNC to create detect sense and avoid for MQ 8B Firescout.

Firescout MQ 8B

Sparks, Nevada – Oct. 4th, 2010 –  Sierra Nevada Corporation’s President, Eren Ozmen is pleased to announce that SNC has won a competitive contract from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) for the first phase of ACAS.  During this phase, SNC and its teammates will develop a preliminary design for a fully integrated Airborne Sense and Avoid (ABSAA) solution. The duration for Phase 1 is six months, followed by a second competition for the detailed design and demonstration phase.

Greg Cox, Corporate VP stated “We are very excited to have ONR as our customer.  This award will combine new and innovative technology with the Sense and Avoid work our Technology Team has already been working to develop resulting in a breakthrough solution for the Navy.”

About Sierra Nevada Corporation
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is known for its rapid, innovative, and agile technology solutions in electronics, aerospace, avionics, space, propulsion, micro-satellite, aircraft and communications systems for both the private and public sectors.  Founded in 1963, SNC’s seven unique business areas employ approximately 2000 people in 35 different locations in 20 states – all of whom are dedicated to providing leading-edge solutions to SNC’s dynamic customer base.

Over its 46 year history, 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.  SNC has grown into one of the Top Woman-Owned Federal Contractors in the United States while maintaining its reputation for innovation and agility.  The company continues to focus its growth on the commercial sector through internal advancements and outside acquisitions, including the emerging markets of telemedicine, nanotechnology, energy and net-centric operations. For more information on SNC visit www.sncorp.com.