Compass Receives $2.5 Million DTRA Contract
Compass Systems Inorporated Receives a Contract Award from DTRA
Lexington Park, Maryland November, 2010
Compass Systems Inc. has just been awarded an 18 month; $2.5 million contract to design, develop and implement a handheld tool for mobile mapping. The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Fort Belvoir, VA, and Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Edgewood, MD, required a military and surveillance instrument for geo-referencing sensor data and integrating these datasets into a common-operating-picture (COP). Compass Systems Inc proposed to design and develop the next generation of the Handheld Apparatus for Mobile Mapping and Expedited Reporting device (HAMMER)™ to accomplish the task. Compass Systems expects to deliver the finished product ahead of schedule.
“Our engineering and production team in Johnstown, PA is ready for the challenge” said David Bjornberg, lead Engineer for Compass Systems Inc. “While we have delivered similar technology in the past, this will represent a leap forward in the capabilities of the HAMMER™”.
"We are very excited and are looking forward to delivering a solid product to our customer. We are anticipating that this effort will lead to many more opportunities both within the Government and also commercial arenas" said Mark Pinekenstein, CEO of Compass Systems Inc. "We have successfully designed similar technology for the US Army Corp of Engineers which involved mapping the oil spill damage in the Gulf region as well as American Samoa where there was a devastating tsunami. Both of these exercises were instrumental in the design criteria for the HAMMER™.
About Compass Systems Incorporated:
CSI is a customer-focused engineering services company employing an exceptional staff of highly qualified engineers, software professionals, systems integrators and support personnel. We understand cutting-edge technology and support emerging tactical sensors and systems. Our forte’ is the ability to integrate new systems into current architectures while keeping in mind the compatibility and interoperability requirements of the future. Our corporate capabilities and past performance span an extensive set of sensors and systems (e.g., Manned and Unmanned aircraft platforms, EO/IR systems, data links, radars, networks, and communications systems including Satellite Communications) in support of DoD, Federal and commercial customers.
What sets Compass Systems, Inc. apart is the ability to fully understand our customers’ requirements, embrace new ideas and technology, and deliver services and products expeditiously. CSI takes pride in adhering to an honest, ethical approach with customers, vendors, partners, and employees.