Boeing Joins U.S. Army’s EMARSS Airborne ISR Competition

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The U.S. Air Force began operating MC-12 ISR Aircraft at Bagram and Kandahar fields in Afghanistan earlier in 2010. In June this year, the Army received proposals from several U.S. companies for the delivery of similar aircraft known as 'EMARSS', to provide close ISR support to the land forces. Photo: US Air Force

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] confirmed today the submission of a proposal for the U.S. Army Enhanced Medium-Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System (EMARSS). According to Dennis Muilenburg, president and CEO, Boeing Defense, Space & Security, Boeing brings the value of a large system integrator that also is able to work at a fast pace to place tools in warfighters’ hands as soon as possible. “We are committed to delivering early and to providing a mission system that works as promised to bring soldiers home safely.” Said Muilenburg. The Army’s EMARSS request for proposals calls for a persistent capability to detect, locate, classify/identify, and track surface targets in day or night, near-all-weather conditions with a high degree of timeliness and accuracy.

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The U.S. Air Force began operating MC-12 ISR Aircraft at Bagram and Kandahar fields in Afghanistan earlier in 2010. In June this year, the Army received proposals from several U.S. companies for the delivery of similar aircraft known as ‘EMARSS’, to provide close ISR support to the land forces. Photo: US Air Force

Other competitors for the program include Northrop Grumman and L-3 Com. The service is expected to announce the award in late September. Boeing submitted its proposal on May 25.