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National Technical Systems group to design, manufacture payload pods for UAVs

14 May 2014

National Technical Systems, Inc. said that its engineering services group has signed a USD1.4m contract to design and build a series of unmanned aerial vehicle payload pods for Logos Technologies of Fairfax, Virginia under an AFRL/RI-sponsored contract.

Called the Mission Payload Pod, MP-2, the lightweight payload pods are designed to support a 25-pound payload capacity per wing of the UAV.

NTS has extensive experience creating payload pods for the UAV industry and NTS pods have flown on large and small UAVs and will soon fly on another small UAV. The MP-2 has been designed to accommodate a wide variety of payloads and heat loads to satisfy changing mission requirements in the field. NTS test laboratories document compliance with all vibration, shock, environmental and EMI requirements.

Logos Technologies LLC is an industry leader in persistent surveillance. Learn more at

National Technical Systems is a leading independent provider of environmental simulation testing, inspection, and certification services in the United States, principally serving the civil aviation, space, defense, nuclear, and telecommunications end markets. Its website is at website at


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