USA: NAVMAR Applied Sciences Bags USD 73.95 Million Helios UAS Contract
NAVMAR Applied Sciences Corp., Warminster, Pa., is being awarded a $73,952,510 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research project under Topics 92-170, N94-178, and AF083-006, for the development and use of the Helios unmanned air systems (UAS).
This contract includes field service representative support; delivery, installation, operation, and maintenance of hardware; engineering, integration, and test and evaluation efforts needed to fabricate and deliver UAS systems and advanced sensors with the UAS systems; continued testing; engineering services; modeling, simulation, analysis; systems engineering and integration; and continental/outside continental U.S. program support.
Work will be performed in Afghanistan (35 percent); Yuma, Ariz. (30 percent); Patuxent River, Md. (20 percent); Warminster, Pa. (10 percent); and Johnstown, Pa. (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in July 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This Phase III contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-5. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity (N68335-11-C-0039).
Source: defense, July 28, 2011;