In June 2019, the U.S. Army issued a request for information (RFI) to supply modified PSS-T Large aerostats for Saudi Arabia. The US government intends to award a non-competitive contract to provide surveillance aerostats to Saudi Arabia to the company TCOM LP. The aerostats will be modified versions of the US Army’s Persistent Surveillance System Tethered (PSS-T). The approved ceiling for the Saudi programme is USD487 million. The notice said that extensive market research had concluded that only TCOM is capable of providing systems that meet the requisite interoperability with US Army PSS-T Large aerostats and allow the Saudis to benefit from consolidated acquisition and logistics costs.
PD Aerostats is conducting market research to identify vendors that have experience in the production of aerostats and can produce an exportable version of a modified PSS-T Large aerostat for the KSA. The vendor will be responsible for delivery and installation of ten (10) systems, providing training, operations and sustainment services at multiple locations within the country. This RFI is in support of a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) case as directed by the Letters of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) between the United States of America and the KSA. The intended period of performance for this effort is 79 Months.