xG Technology, Inc. ("xG" or the "Company"), whose IMT Vislink brands are recognized as the global leaders in live video communications in the broadcast, law enforcement and defense markets, today announced that its IMT Vislink business has been awarded a $1.4 million order to supply airborne video downlink solutions to the U.S Air Force. The contract calls for the supply of transmit and receive systems, ground-based units designed to display real-time video imagery taken by aerial assets, related component and accessories, and training services.
IMT Vislink previously received an order to supply similar systems to the U.S. Army (announced on November 20, 2017), which itself was the third contract received from the Army since 2013 in fulfillment of the same requirement.
John Payne IV, President of IMT USA, said, "We are honored to have been again trusted to supply crucial technology to aid the efforts of our forces overseas. It is a testament to the decades of experience we have built providing robust and secure wireless video communications and mission-critical solutions for use by defense, homeland security and law enforcement organizations across the U.S. and around the world."
IMT Vislink downlink technology is built around an "air-to-anywhere" philosophy that allows real-time video to be collected, distributed and managed across all deployed assets. With thousands of digital microwave radio systems deployed, they are the de facto standard in high performance, rapidly deployable systems that meet the most stringent requirements.