Multi-spectral Threat Systems

The proliferation of Man-portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS) continues to be one of the most dangerous threats to U.S. and Allied aircraft.

Survivability and mission success depend on realistic training. SCIS engineers are subject matter experts in counter-MANPADS simulation and training systems – including the production, software development, integration, testing, and full life-cycle support to the legacy PADS, PADS II, PADS Lite, PADS Lite-A, and PADS Backpack Instrumentation Kit (BIK) systems.

These products were the result of the integration of electro-optic (EO), infrared (IR), and imaging projects utilizing COTS/GOTS and custom hardware, algorithms, and software. Customers for these systems include NSWC Corona, US Army Threat Systems Management Office (TSMO), Huntsville, AL and other individual testing and training ranges.


Taking a product from idea to production can be a daunting task — for many reasons. For small businesses, limited engineering resources is the biggest barrier to entry.  In large companies, bureaucracy and cost may prevent ideas from coming to fruition.

SCIS can assist in either situation. We provide the integration of COTS and GOTS components to deliver prototype devices and low-rate production of RF, communications, and Electronic Warfare systems.  Our Engineers have designed, developed, integrated, tested, demonstrated, deployed, and maintained sensors and networks in support of precision geolocation missions.