Insitu Supporting Marine Corps and SOCOM Unmanned Aircraft Systems
DOD reported that Insitu Inc. of Bingen, Washington will support both the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) with unmanned aircraft systems.
Under one award, a $9,000,000 firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement, the company will procure spare and sustainment parts to maintain the RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft system for the Marine Corps. Work will be performed in Bingen and is expected to be completed in January 2019. Fiscal year 2016 aircraft procurement (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $9,00,000 will be obligated at time of award, all of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
In the second contract, the company has been awarded a $5,000 minimum, $232,000,000 maximum additional task order under an existing non-competitive, single award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Insitu will provide mid-endurance unmanned aircraft systems (MEUAS II-B) intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance services to SOCOM. The task order was issued to prevent interruption of ongoing services, DOD stated. Fiscal year 2018 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $12,000,000 were obligated at the time of award. SOCOM in Tampa, Florida, is the contracting activity.