Drone Company Based At DRBA Airport Awarded $50M Contract

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Millville, NJ – Pentagon Performance Inc. (PPI), a South Jersey based Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) manufacturing company, has received Notice of Consideration for Award of a $50 million contract to provide intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance services to the United Nations MONUSCO mission located in the Democratic Republic of Congo. PPI’s Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAS system, designated the “SureCam”, will meet an urgent requirement for surveillance operations to support the mission.

“We are proud to partner with the United Nations to provide critical technology that will protect and assist our United Nations peace keeping personnel” said Anthony LaSure, president and CEO of PPI. “This award is a great example of the innovative solutions offered by an American company to provide a value added solution that will ultimately save lives.”

PPI submitted its proposal in October 2016 and entered a competitive United Nations Procurement evaluation process. The thorough evaluation process included review of technical and quality requirements specified in the solicitation, financial and commercial requirements against prevailing market conditions, and full supplier evaluation. PPI was approved for the award by the United Nations Headquarters Committee on Contracts. Notification to PPI was made on September 25, 2017. PPI is now in the final stages of contract negotiation for mutually agreeable terms and conditions to provide service to the United Nations.

“Pentagon Performance is at the forefront of the rapidly developing UAS industry and we’re excited that they selected Millville Executive Airport to be their base of operations,” said Thomas Cook, Executive Director of the DRBA. “PPI’s contract with the United Nations is expected to create more than 20 high tech and administrative jobs at the Millville facility and their increasing footprint in the UAS industry sets the stage for the Millville Airport and the South Jersey region to become a hub for UAS innovation and manufacturing.”

Headquartered in Millville, New Jersey, PPI has partnered with the Delaware River and Bay Authority, the Cumberland/Salem/Cape May Workforce Development Board, and Cumberland County Economic Development to help grow the UAS industry at the Millville Airport. PPI’s contract with the United Nations accelerates PPI growth and will create an immediate need for high-tech and administrative support jobs throughout the South Jersey area. PPI is a rapidly growing registered minority owned Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), certified Veteran Owned Business (VOB), and Small Business Enterprise (SBE).

Pentagon Performance, Inc. (PPI) provides global precision solutions, focused on a continued partnership with its clients to address their most significant challenges. PPI consists of five divisions: Unmanned Systems, Satellite Communications, Air Traffic Management, Data Management and Training. PPI has earned a reputation as a trusted partner to military, civilian, commercial, and industry clients through its responsiveness, efficient management structure and consistent performance. As a founding member of the Mid Atlantic Aviation Partnership UAS Test Site and a member of FAA UAS Center of Excellence PPI is an active participant in the integration of UAS into the National Airspace System. For more information, please visit www.pentagonperformance.net

The DRBA, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962, owns and operates the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the Cape May- Lewes Ferry, and the Forts Ferry Crossing. The DRBA also manages corporate and aviation properties through its economic development powers – two airports in New Jersey (Millville Airport and Cape May Airport) and three in Delaware (New Castle Airport, Civil Air Terminal and Delaware Airpark). All DRBA operating revenues are generated through the bridge, ferry and airport facilities. For more information, visit www.drba.net

Source: Delaware River and Bay Authority