Arlington, VA – STS recently won Advanced Expeditionary Warfare Development’s (AEWD) Task Order for Safety and Operational Assessment of Lightweight Remote Weapon Station. Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground-Research Triangle Park and the Special Missions Branch have collaborated with Army Research Laboratory to support Project Manager Solider Lethality (PM SL) by soliciting a Task Order (TO) on the Advanced Expeditionary Warfare Development (AEWD) contract vehicle. The TO is to support Product Director Crew Served Weapons’ (PD CSW’s) mission to add new capabilities to PM SL’s weapons portfolio. PM SL ensures that Soldiers on the battlefield have overmatch capabilities in individual and crew served weapons. PM SL supports soldiers through the development, production, fielding, and sustainment of current and future weapons systems, as well as associated target acquisition/fire control products. Under this TO, STS and its subcontractors IEC Infrared Systems and Precision Remotes LLC will deliver Lightweight Remote Weapon Stations to PdM CSW and provide on-site and remote site test, safety, and operational assessment product support.

“STS is pleased to continue our enduring engagement with PD CSW, ACC, and ARL and work on the AEWD contract vehicle,” says STS President, Dave Morgan.

About STS

Founded in 1992, STS International is a U.S. Veteran Owned business with over twenty-seven years of experience providing integrated, secure solutions and services to the federal government in the areas of Engineering, Enterprise Asset and Logistics Management, Training and Simulation, and Professional Support Services. We have focused our efforts in the domains of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber-Defense, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C6ISR), Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Force Protection Systems, Cyber Mission Assurance, Robotics and Unmanned Systems, and Medical Training and Simulation.

Our goal at STS is to achieve mission-success for our clients in Defense, Homeland, and National Security by dedicating ourselves to the principles of innovation, agility, and excellence.  What makes STS unique is our ability to swiftly meet our client’s needs while sustaining an organization with global operations and a mature infrastructure to support enterprise, end-to-end solutions. Our solutions maximize best value, mitigate risks, and optimize operational efficiency.   In 2018, the Washington Business Journal recognized STS as a Defense Contractor to Watch and, in 2019, Inc. 5000 honored STS for the sixth year in a row as one of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies.

About IEC Infrared Systems

IEC Infrared Systems (IEC) is a privately held company, formed in 1999 by research scientists from the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Formally recognized as a NASA Spinoff company, operates out of a 23,000 square foot facility in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland.

IEC is an engineering company that specializes in the design, development, and manufacture of complete thermal and visual imaging tactical surveillance systems and remotely operated weapons systems. Our breadth of engineering talent makes IEC uniquely qualified to design and develop high-end commercial security systems and manufacture tactical surveillance systems for the military.

About Precision Remotes LLC (PRL)

PRL’s focus is developing the most capable and cost-effective family of remote weapon systems available. The company, founded by Graham Hawkes in 1997, works closely with our customers to deliver unique security solutions.

PRL created the ultra-light ROWS category. Our systems are “right-sized” to the weapons they support and fully meet the operational and environmental requirements customers place upon them. Their capabilities have been demonstrated in multiple combat theaters.


About Advanced Expeditionary Warfare Development (AEWD)

AEWD (also known as ARL IV) is an IDIQ to support Army Red Team efforts and other activities that provide timely response toward enhancing Army Expeditionary Forces, Joint Warfighters with Army Components, and organizations that encounter and influence agile/adaptable threats. These include development or enhancement to items and systems for employment against rapidly evolving threats and in partnership building initiatives for items and systems employed by small units, expeditionary and special operations forces and other irregular warfare operators. Efforts may include studies, technical investigations, research, development, experimentation, assessments, limited quantity delivery and in-theatre field logistics support for appropriate end-items or systems.  Items or systems developed under this contract shall generally be of maturity for field demonstration and assessment by military or Government operations personnel in an operational or operational-like environment.