Tempus Applied Solutions (OTC: TMPS) has been awarded a sub-contract from Patriot Group International LLC of Warrenton, Virginia to provide airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) services in support of US Northern Command (NORTHCOM), the company said.
Tempus airborne ISR services are contracted as an element of a more comprehensive Counter Narcotics and Global Threats (CN>) contract that was awarded to Patriot earlier this year.
Under the sub-contract, Tempus will utilize modified turbo prop aircraft and provide all flight crew, maintenance services, logistics support and secure facilities. Tempus expects to conduct more than 1,500 mission hours annually in support of the NORTHCOM CN> mission.
As part of this NORTHCOM contract, Tempus will integrate airborne surveillance hardware and software technology into Pilatus PC-12 aircraft that have been a mainstay of the Tempus fleet of aircraft since 2009.
NORTHCOM´s CN> mission is to conduct operations and activities to disrupt and degrade national security threats posed by drug trafficking, piracy, transnational organized crime and threat finance networks related to illicit activities.
Tempus Applied Solutions Holdings Inc. provides design, engineering, systems integration and flight operations solutions that support critical aviation mission requirements for a variety of customers including the United States Department of Defense, other US government agencies, foreign governments and select corporations and individuals in the private sector.