Neya Systems LLC to Continue its Management Role for Department of Defense Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Control Segment (UCS) Architecture

Following the successful completion of the Office of the Secretary of Defense UCS Architecture Release 3.0 in June 2013, Neya Systems LLC has been selected to continue management of the UCS Working Group for Release 3.1. It has reaffirmed its long-term commitment to support Department of Defense UCS programs, a key emerging technology in the global UAS market - estimated at US $8.35 Billion in 2018.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania August 09, 2013

Neya Systems LCC has been selected to continue its leadership of the government-industry team for Release 3.1 as the Department of Defense begins integrating the architecture into its UCS programs of record and mandating it in the next generation of UCS acquisitions. The staff at Neya Systems LCC has managed the UCS Working Group since its inception in 2009.

Neya Systems has played a central leadership role in the development of the UCS Architecture, a Department of Defense requirement for all UAS in Groups 2-5. These groups include the Air Force Global Hawk, Predator and Reaper programs; the Navy Triton and Fire Scout programs; and the Army Gray Eagle, Hunter and Shadow programs.

Neya Systems has managed the government-industry UCS Working Group through all releases of the architecture including Release 1.0, Release 2.X and Release 3.0, which was published in June 2013. It has sat on the UCS Working Group Executive Board as chair and vice-chair, and chaired the important Technical Review Board and Configuration Control Board. In these positions, Neya Systems has managed the activities of over 20 funded companies that represent the leading prime contractors, subsystem providers and small businesses in the UAS Ground Control Station (GCS) market.

The UCS Architecture establishes framework and open interfaces for affordable software development and reuse, technology innovation and effective competition to support the Government Better Buying Power (BBP) initiative. The Architecture supports the GCS Open Business Model (OBM) and the government-managed UCS Repository for services/applications. Together these initiatives foster a vibrant UCS ecosystem that brings critical UAS capabilities to the Warfighter efficiently and affordably.

The goals, principles, and concepts of the UCS Architecture are being adopted in Department of Defense and NATO robotic domains including maritime and ground robotic systems. This larger effort furthers the Government vision of seamless interoperability between its entire portfolio of unmanned systems and those of its allies.

Neya Systems is proud to have supported the Department of Defense in driving these transformative changes into the important and growing unmanned systems market and looks forward to continuing this role as the UCS Architecture moves into the sustainment phase.

About Neya Systems LLC

Neya Systems is one of the leading developers of advanced unmanned systems technologies in the United States. It works with defense, homeland security and commercial customers to deliver novel solutions for some of the hardest problems related to autonomy, computer vision and unmanned systems development and deployment. Both government- and commercial-sector engineering managers consistently turn to Neya's team when seeking expertise related to perception in difficult visual conditions; frustrated with current technologies for planning and coordination of multiple unmanned systems; facing very challenging unmanned systems navigation tasks in highly complex terrain; transitioning technologies developed through research and development programs to real-world applications; faced with requirements to deliver standards-compliant unmanned systems; or needing additional highly skilled technical resources but are limited by staff workloads and hiring freezes.

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