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Orolia Defense & Security to Deliver Second-Generation Beacons to US Army

Orolia Defense & Security to Deliver Second-Generation Beacons to US Army

ROCHESTER, NY, October 04, 2022

Orolia Defense & Security has received initial production authorization to provide PRSS1b Personnel Recovery Devices to the U.S. Army, with shipment beginning in September 2022. The order will fulfill the first contract line item (CLIN) complying with the current IDIQ (Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity). Orolia’s PRSS1b PRD will be the first device of its kind to provide Second Generation Cospas-Sarsat signaling that delivers faster and greater location accuracy than any other previously fielded tactical location device.

Cospas-Sarsat is an international, humanitarian search and rescue system that uses space-based technology to detect and locate 406 emergency beacons carried by ships, aircraft, or individuals venturing into remote areas, often inaccessible by mobile phone. The system consists of a network of satellites, ground stations, mission control centers (MCCs), and rescue coordination centers (RCCs) that work together when a 406 beacon is activated.

Following its successful demonstration of Second-Generation signaling in October 2022, Orolia Defense & Security is expected to be the first to receive Cospas-Sarsat certification.

Michael Stout, Director of Government Programs at Orolia Defense & Security said Orolia’s partnership with the Army is built on trust and leverages Orolia’s market-leading experience in Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing. Through collaboration, a dedicated team and a critical certification process, Orolia has produced a robust, user-friendly and highly reliable device to locate personnel who become isolated, missing, detained or captured.

“This is truly a milestone for Personnel Recovery capability,” Stout said. “Orolia’s commitment to our customer has resulted in one of the most capable devices, delivering unparalleled quality and reliability in a small form factor. Orolia Defense & Security looks forward to the future in fielding this capability to the Army and other services within the Department of Defense.”

For the most critical, remote and high-risk operations, Orolia Defense & Security is your trusted resilient PNT mission partner. Learn more at

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  • Orolia will be stationed at the Safran Optics 1 booth (No. 2209) Oct. 10 –12, 2022.

To inquire about Orolia’s products and experience for search and rescue devices, please email Michael Stout at

About Orolia Defense & Security

Orolia Defense & Security provides resilient PNT solutions and custom engineering services to U.S. government agencies, defense organizations and their contractors. Orolia Defense & Security is authorized to work on the full spectrum of U.S. government classified and unclassified projects, in addition to supporting strategic partnerships for key defense PNT technologies.

Orolia Defense & Security operates as a proxy-regulated company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Orolia.


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