WASHINGTON (July 30, 2015)The U.S. Department of Defense recently announced the following contract awards that pertain to local Navy activities.
DynCorp International LLC, Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $104,085,696 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00421-11-C-0033) to exercise an option for organizational level maintenance and logistics support for all aircraft and support equipment for which the Naval Test Wing Atlantic has maintenance responsibility. This includes all rotary, fixed, lighter-than-air, and unmanned aircraft on-site for project testing, transient aircraft, loaner aircraft, leased aircraft, and tested civilian aircraft assigned to the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland. In addition, this option provides supportability/safety studies and off-site aircraft safety/spill containment patrols and aircraft recovery services. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Maryland, and is expected to be completed in July 2016. Fiscal 2015 working capital, Navy funds in the amount of $15,534,900 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Exelis Inc., Clifton, New Jersey, a wholly owned subsidiary of Harris Corp., is being awarded a $97,303,380 cost-plus-fixed-fee, fixed-price-incentive-firm contract for the manufacture and delivery of 46 full-rate production Lot XII integrated defensive electronic countermeasures AN/ALQ-214(V)4/5 onboard jammer systems. This effort also includes the repair of test assets and field support for the AN/ALQ-214(V)4/5. Work will be performed in Clifton, New Jersey (31 percent); San Jose, California (26 percent); San Diego, California (11 percent); Rancho Cordova, California (5 percent); Mountain View, California (4 percent); Hudson, New Hampshire (2 percent); and various locations within the U.S. (21 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2017. Fiscal 2015 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $97,303,380 are being obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-15-C-0104).
Insitu Awarded LRIP Lot IV RQ-21A Blackjack Systems Contract by Naval Air Systems Command
BINGEN, Wash., (July 30, 2015)—Under the terms of its latest contract, Insitu will build six RQ-21A Blackjack systems for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. The $78-million Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (STUAS) Lot IV Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) contract is the latest event in the program's progression toward the Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) phase.
"This award will increase the number of systems to the fleet and bring a greater footprint and capability to the Marine Air-Ground Task Force and Naval Special Warfare teams to meet operational demands," said Col. Eldon Metzger, program manager for the Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems.
"Blackjack will deliver unparalleled organic intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance coverage," said Ryan M. Hartman, Insitu's president and CEO. "We are proud to support the Navy and Marines and provide a capability that helps them rapidly deploy the system into a warfighting environment."
RQ-21A has significantly larger payload mass, volume and power than other small UAS currently being used by the Marines in theater. The system includes electro-optic and mid-wave infrared sensors with a laser rangefinder and infrared marker. A portfolio of payload options has been developed to deliver immediate situational awareness for land and maritime missions.
Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded the STUAS Engineering Manufacturing Development contract to Insitu in 2010 to begin the development of RQ-21A Blackjack, a variant of the company's Integrator unmanned system. The program achieved Milestone C in 2013, and delivered the first LRIP system in 2014.
Insitu Inc., is an industry-leading provider of information for superior decision making. With offices in the U.S., U.K. and Australia, the company creates and supports unmanned systems and software technology that deliver end-to-end solutions for collecting, processing and understanding sensor data. We proudly serve the diverse needs of our global customers in the military, commercial and civil industries. Insitu is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company.