Huntsville, AL., May 24, 2011 – ChandlerMay, an industry leader in C2 System development, ground control stations and mobile C2 computing has been recognized by AAI Corporation for its continued contribution to the RQ-7B Shadow® 200 tactical unmanned aircraft system (TUAS) program. ChandlerMay recently received the “Above and Beyond” award at Textron System’s AAI Corporation in Hunt Valley, MD.
ChandlerMay was one of three suppliers (of dozens) to receive the Award and special recognition for their excellent performance providing major Ground Control Station (GCS) subsystems to the Shadow® program last year.
ChandlerMay’s Director of Command and Control Programs, Steve Adlich, gladly accepted the plaque of recognition at the 2011 AAI Suppliers Conference. “It was quite an honor” said Steve. “AAI has built a highly-reliable and extremely successful Unmanned Air System for the Warfighter. We are very proud of our 10 year partnership with AAI, and to do our part for the soldiers in theatre.”
ChandlerMay builds GCS’ for multiple UAS systems on multiple programs, including AAI’s Shadow®, General Atomics’ Gray Eagle, and the AME Unmanned Air System’s Fury® UAS. The Shadow® and Grey Eagle GCS’ (previously designated the Army “One System®” GCS, and now being upgraded to the “Universal Ground Control Station”) undergo final integration and test at AAI’s facility in Hunt Valley, MD.
ChandlerMay has been partnered with AAI Corporation since 2001 on the TUAS program. ChandlerMay continues to provide not only the vehicle-mounted ground control stations but also portable ground control stations (PGCS) that allow for quick set-up and remote operation of the UAS. ChandlerMay also provides maintenance, RESET, and Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) for the ground control stations.
The RQ-7B Shadow® TUAS is a workhorse platform, having recently achieved in excess of 600,000 total flight hours, and has been widely used in Operation Iraqi Freedom and in Afghanistan as an intelligence, reconnaissance, and surveillance asset by the U.S. Army.
ChandlerMay is a System Integration and Tactical Product Development company that has delivered hundreds of Command and Control (C2) shelters and rugged computing systems to the Defense and Aerospace Markets. These military systems designed and built by ChandlerMay include the development and production of tactical ground control shelters, custom C2 systems on air defense control platforms, portable ground control stations, tactical equipment test stations, UAV flight and payload computers, and field-rugged system simulators and trainers. http://www.chandlermay.com/
AAI Corporation and its indirect wholly owned subsidiaries Aerosonde Pty Ltd and ESL Defence Limited design, produce and support industry-leading aerospace and defense products and services, including unmanned aircraft and ground control technologies; high-fidelity training and simulation systems; automated aerospace test and maintenance equipment; armament systems; and logistical, engineering, supply chain and operational support services. AAI Corporation is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc. www.aaicorp.com.
AAI® and Shadow® are registered trademarks of AAI Corporation
One System® is a registered trademark of the US Army
Fury® is a registered trademark of AME Unmanned Air Systems