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Dignitas Awarded URSA Program Contract


Posted on September 23th, 2020

Dignitas Technologies, LLC (Dignitas) has been awarded a new, multiyear contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to provide test and evaluation (T&E) support to the agency’s Urban Reconnaissance through Supervised Autonomy (URSA) program. Ravenswood Solutions (Ravenswood) will serve as a subcontractor. 

The T&E support will help URSA in its quest to improve U.S. military reconnaissance and surveillance for threat identification in urban environments. Because complex terrain can mask personnel movement and obscure approaching threats to U.S. forces, URSA is seeking to validate technologies and techniques intended to actively detect threats and establish positive identification in urban settings. Dignitas and Ravenswood will provide operations and logistics management, data collection and analysis, and performance assessment for the validation tests using Ravenswood’s Mobile Ground Truth System. 


“The urban environment has presented enduring difficulties for the U.S. military,” said Dignitas President and CEO Elizabeth Burch. “Dignitas is excited to help DARPA solve this challenge.” 


Ravenswood CEO Kipp Peppel agreed. “Ravenswood looks forward to supporting the URSA program,” he said. “We stand ready to do our part in making troops safer during urban-based operations. 


Dignitas Technologies, established in 2004, is dedicated to understanding customer Modeling, Simulation, & Training (MS&T) needs and providing specialized, architecture-centric, agile solutions. We specialize in system and software analysis, design, development, testing, and fielding of MS&T and mission rehearsal applications.

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