WASHINGTON (November 23, 2009)—Bowhead Science and Technology, LLC (BST) announced recently that it has won a contract award to provide program management support to the Program Manager, Air (PMA) 268 Navy Unmanned Combat Air System (N-UCAS) Program Office. The work for this contract will take place in Patuxent River, Maryland and has a potential value of $14 million.
The N-UCAS program is charged with maturing technologies for an aircraft carrier (CV) suitable, low observable (LO) relevant, unmanned air system in support of a potential follow-on major defense acquisition program. By Fiscal Year 2013, the U.S. Navy plans to achieve UCAS CV demonstration; achieve hybrid probe and drogue (USN style) and boom/receptacle (USAF style) Autonomous Aerial Refueling (AAR) demonstration; and evaluate and identify technologies supporting future Naval Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance and strike capability requirements. CV landings, catapult launches, and AAR demonstrations will be first-of-kind achievements for an unmanned air system.
BST provides a wide range of technical expertise in weapon system program management, engineering, financial, configuration, test and evaluation, logistics, information technology, communications, operations management and administrative support. The company has proven capabilities supporting major aviation Acquisition Category (ACAT) programs for the Naval Air Systems Command, as well as support for unmanned air systems for the Navy and Marine Corps. L-3 Communications/D.P. Associates, Inc. (L-3/DPA) and System Planning Corporation (SPC) are teamed with BST for this effort. L-3/DPA provides engineering and acquisition program support services, and training systems analysis, design, development and implementation. SPC specializes in supporting defense, national security, and domestic preparedness programs, providing innovative solutions through advanced technology development.
BST and our teammates are proud to continue our program management support to the Naval Air Systems Command and PMA 268, said Richard Ryan, BST president. We have been supporting the Naval Air Systems Command for over 10 years and the N-UCAS program for three years. We look forward to continuing our support to the N-UCAS team in this leading edge technology development effort.
BST is a subsidiary of Bowhead Technical and Professional Services, Inc. (BTPS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ukpeag.vik Iñupiat Corporation of Barrow, Alaska, an Alaska Native Corporation. BST will manage this effort from their office in Lexington Park, Maryland.
Source: Bowhead Science and Technology, LLC (BST)