NAVMAR Provides Helios Unmanned Aircraft in Afghanistan

July 29, 2011
By George Seffers

NAVMAR Applied Sciences Corporation, Warminster, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a nearly $74 million cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research project 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; Yuma, Arizona; Patuxent River, Maryland; Warminster, Pennsylvania; and Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and is expected to be completed in July 2013. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.