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ATHENA-R: U.S. Army Awards Contract to MAG Aerospace and L3Harris

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The U.S. Army has awarded MAG Aerospace and L3Harris Technologies a contract to provide two advanced intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft for the Army's Theater-Level, High-Altitude Expeditionary Next Airborne ISR-Radar program, also known as ATHENA-R. The aircraft, which will be integrated on Bombardier Global 6500s, will help the Army meet its global intelligence requirements.

Operating at high altitude will give the aircraft greater survivability and line-of-sight, both essential for the Army to achieve its long-range precision fires modernization goals. MAG Aerospace is currently the prime contractor for the Army's Sensor Technology Operations and Readiness (STORM) contract, and is committed to making the world smaller and safer.

Joseph Reale, CEO of MAG Aerospace, commented, "We are honored to support the Army's ATHENA-R Program. In light of current geopolitical circumstances, there is a need for an adaptable and resolute ISR solution that can adequately address near-peer threats and future contested environments, and we are prepared to execute." He added that MAG has a strong history of delivering and managing aerial C5ISR programs in even the most austere and challenging operational environments.