• DARPA has awarded funds to Aurora Flight Services for the next two phases of the X-plane program.
     DARPA has awarded funds to Aurora Flight Services for the next two phases of the X-plane program.

DARPA Awards X-Plane Phase II and III Funds

March 4, 2016

Aurora Flight Sciences, Manassas, Virginia, has been awarded an $89,444,166 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Phases II and III of the vertical take-off and landing X-plane research portfolio. Work will be performed in Manassas, Virginia (62 percent); Indianapolis (31 percent); Tucson, Arizona (3 percent); and Ventura, California (4 percent), with an expected completion date of September 2018. Fiscal 2015 research and development funds in the amount of $2,692,858; and fiscal 2016 research and development funds in the amount of $50,674,897 are being obligated at time of award. This contract was a competitive acquisition and three offers were received. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity (HR0011-16-C-0049).

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