McQ wins three U.S. military deals

Sensor technology company McQ Inc. won three defense-related contracts, together worth about $15 million. The firm declined to provide the exact amount of each contract.

Under the first contract, the Army has purchased 400 OmniSense Remote Intrusion Detection sensors, advanced sensors that detect people and vehicles and report activities to a command center. OmniSense integrates sensors and imagers. McQ will complete delivery by September, said Karen Lindsey, director of marketing and sales.

Under the second contract, McQ will provide the Air Force with satellite-linked remote weather stations for Special Operations Forces. The unmanned, remote, miniature weather stations use Iridium satellite links to report tactical, real-time weather conditions in military areas of interest. The contract is for two years.

McQ also won a two-year subcontract from Raytheon Co. to develop technology to improve communication and tracking in underground facilities and tunnels. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded Raytheon the prime contract to develop this subsurface navigation capability.

McQ of Fredericksburg, Va., is a privately owned company that produces remote surveillance, security and environmental monitoring products for the government and commercial sectors. Its federal government clients include the Federal Highway Administration, General Services Administration, Homeland Security and Transportation departments, Navy and Marines.

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