Four Firms Awarded UCLASS Contracts

August 16, 2013
George I. Seffers
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Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., El Segundo, Calif., (N00019-13-C-0140), Lockheed Martin Corp., Palmdale, Calif., (N00019-13-C-0141), The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., (N00019-13-C-0142), and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., (N00019-13-C-0143) are each being awarded a $15 million firm-fixed-price contract for a preliminary design review assessment for the Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) Air Vehicle. The objective of the UCLASS system is to enhance aircraft carrier/air wing operations by providing a responsive, world-wide presence via an organic, sea-based Unmanned Aerial System, with persistent intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and targeting, and strike capabilities. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting authority