X-Plane

March 4, 2016
DARPA has awarded funds to Aurora Flight Services for the next two phases of the X-plane program.

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.

June 11, 2014

Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation, Manassas, Virginia, has been awarded a $10,457,663 modification (P00003) exercising the first option period on a seven-month base contract (HR0011-14-C-0014), with one 16-month option period. The contractor shall provide the personnel, equipment, materials, tools, facilities and program management and technical effort to design, develop, integrate, test and deliver the contractual requirements of the program for building two X-Plane aircraft. The contracting activity is the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Virginia.

June 6, 2014

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, has been awarded a maximum $10,043,483 modification (P00004) exercising the option one period on a seven-month base contract (HR0011-14-C-0010) with one 17-month option period for air-vehicle design to meet the objective of the DARPA Vertical Take-Off and Landing experimental aircraft (X-Plane) program. The contracting activity is the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Virginia.