NEANY is a leader in Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems (PGSS). The PGSS program is a tethered aerostat implementation, developed in response to Joint Urgent Operational Need (JUON) and Urgent Operational Need (UON) requirements. The PGSS provides perimeter defense, counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) detection, and force protection for forces operating at Forward Operating Bases (FOB) in austere mountainous environments. PGSS received special recognition as Outstanding Rapid Fielding Impact JCTD in September 2010 by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering.


Quick Facts

  • Systems: Sensor-equipped, helium filled tethered aerostats used for force protection
  • Facilities: Production and integration facilities
  • System integration
  • Testing: System test and evaluation including acceptance testing
  • Concept to deployment in four months
  • Fabrication and Assembly: Black boxes, components, and sub-components
  • Training: Design, develop, and deliver training for the entire system. Selected and trained PGSSinstructors, field operators, and technicians ready for service at our training facility in Yuma, AZ
  • Deployment Support: Initial deployment and operational support. Deployed to over 40 operational sites inAfghanistan in under 2 years
  • Tailored Logistics: Multi-location logistics support, maintenance support, and redeployment
  • Rapid Prototyping: Excels in rapid concept-to-deployment of systems
  • Program Manning: NEANY‚Äôs PGSS operators are currently deployed to Forward Operating Bases (FOB) in theAfghanistan theater of operation

Joint Urgent Operational Need (JUON) Requirement

Army G2 requested the acquisition and rapid deployment of the technology supporting Persistent Surveillance Unmanned Aerial Surveillance (PSUAS). NEANY accomplishments include:

  • Concept to deployment in four months
  • Deployed to 40 operational sites Afghanistan in less than two years
  • Awarded ACTD of the Year
PGSS Aerial