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Multiple Firms to Support Unmanned Systems

August 16, 2013
George I. Seffers

AM Pierce and Associates, Lexington Park, Md. (N00421-13-D-0009); BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services, Rockville, Md. (N00421-13-D-0010); Booz Allen Hamilton Engineering Services LLC, Annapolis, Md. (N00421-13-D-0011); Coherent Technical Services Inc., Lexington Park, Md. (N00421-D-13-0012); Engility Corp., Chantilly, Va. (N00421-13-D-0013), and Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, Nev. (N00421-13-D-0013) are each being awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee multiple award contract for the procurement of systems engineering support for the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Department, Aircraft Control Systems Division. These services will provide engineering support to developmental programs such as the Joint Precision Approach and Landing Systems, the Navy Unmanned Combat Aerial Systems, the Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike, Broad Area Maritime Surveillance, War Fighter Networking, Unmanned Aircraft System/Ground Based Sense and Avoid and Automated Aerial Refueling Support. The aggregate not-to-exceed amount for these contracts is $243,105,875 and the companies will have the opportunity to compete on individual task orders. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

U.S. Navy Modifies Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Contract

December 21, 2012
George I. Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Aerospace Systems, Bethpage, N.Y., is being awarded a $7,224,945 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee contract in support of the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) System Development and Demonstration. This modification provides new certification requirements for the BAMS airborne recorder in accordance with the National Security Administration Information Assurance Security and Requirements Directive. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. 

Elkins to Construct BAMS and P-8A Training Facility

June 28, 2012
By George Seffers

Elkins Constructors Incorporated, Jacksonville, Florida, is being awarded a $15,057,000 firm-fixed-price contract for construction of a new training facility at Naval Air Station Jacksonville. The proposed new construction will consist of a new Broad Area Maritime Surveillance unmanned aircraft system operator training facility and a new P-8A maintenance training facility.  The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Florida, is the contracting activity.

Hensel Phelps to Construct High-Tech Hangar for Unmanned Planes

June 3, 2011
By George Seffers

Hensel Phelps Construction Company, Chantilly, Virginia, is being awarded a nearly $26 million contract for design and construction of a high bay hanger for the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Air Systems program at Naval Air Station Patuxent River. The proposed new construction will consist of maintenance operations/administrative spaces, storage and work spaces, communication rooms, lab spaces, offices and administrative spaces, a mission control system, and spaces to support major acquisition and test and evaluation programs, and sensitive compartmented information facility area. The project also includes an aircraft parking apron, taxiway access, line vehicle parking spaces, antenna farm, mobile command ground station, contractor storage building, roadway and on-site parking, and site improvements. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Washington, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity

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