DRS Sustainment Systems, Inc.


Status: Pending

Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  DRS Sustainment Systems, Inc.

Attention: Rusty Jennings
Street Address: 201 Evans Lane
P.O. Box:
City: St. Louis
State: MO
Zip Code: 63121
E-Mail Address: [email protected]

Best Contact
Give the following information of person who can best handle inquiries pertaining to this application:  
Last Name: Quirk
First Name: Ronald
Title: Legal Counsel
Phone Number: 7037141305

Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
DRS Sustainment Systems requires authorization for a period of six months or less to test the Blighter radar product for possible integration into Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems (CUAS) by the U.S. military. Testing is necessary to determine if the Blighter radar has sufficiently high detection performance to be reliable for CUAS operations. Applicants U.S. government customers have need for radar products, but testing of the Blighter product is necessary before it can be offered in connection with critical systems.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  The purpose of operation is to test the detection capabilities of the Blighter radar for use in CUAS operations. The system being tested in already developed, but testing is required to test its performance for military CUAS use. No jamming will be conducted in connection with testing.

Callsign: WQ9XKX
Class of Station: MO
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 06/01/2020
Operation End Date: 11/30/2020

List below transmitting equipment to be installed (if experimental, so state) if additional rows are required, please submit equipment list as an exhibit:  
Manufacturer Model Number No. Of Units Experimental
Blighter A402 2 No

Neither the applicant nor any other party to the application is subject to a denial of Federal benefits that includes FCC benefits pursuant to Section 5301 of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, 21 U.S.C. Section 862, because of a conviction for possession or distribution of a controlled substance. The applicant hereby waives any claim to the use of any particular frequency or electromagnetic spectrum as against the regulatory power of the United States because of the prvious use of the same, whether by license or otherwise, and requests authorization in accordance with this application. (See Section 304 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.) The applicant acknowledges that all statements made in this application and attached exhibits are considered material representations, and that all the exhibits part hereof and are incorporated herein as if set out in full in this application; undersigned certifies that all statements in this application are true, complete and correct to the best of his/her knowledge and belief and are made in good faith. Applicant certifies that construction of the station would NOT be an action which is likely to have a significant environmental effect. See the Commission's Rules, 47 CFR1.1301-1.1319.
Signature of Applicant (Authorized person filing form): Richard Marquard
Title of Applicant (if any): Director of Contracts
Date: 2020-05-05 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
St. Louis Missouri North  38  43  33 West  90  18  27 St. Louis, MO 100.00
Datum:  NAD 83
Is a directional antenna (other than radar) used?   No
Exhibit submitted:   No
(a) Width of beam in degrees at the half-power point:  
(b) Orientation in horizontal plane:  
(c) Orientation in vertical plane:  
Will the antenna extend more than 6 meters above the ground, or if mounted on an existing building, will it extend more than 6 meters above the building, or will the proposed antenna be mounted on an existing structure other than a building?   No
(a) Overall height above ground to tip of antenna in meters:  
(b) Elevation of ground at antenna site above mean sea level in meters:  
(c) Distance to nearest aircraft landing area in kilometers:  
(d) List any natural formations of existing man-made structures (hills, trees, water tanks, towers, etc.) which, in the opinion of the applicant, would tend to shield the antenna from aircraft:
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 16.85600000-17.20000000 GHz MO 5.860000 W 6.760000 W P 0.00030000 % 26M0Q3N Pulsed FMCW


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