Missile Defense Agency Awards Focal Plane Array Contract
BAE Systems Incorporated of Nashua, New Hampshire, was awarded a $9,404,964 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for 512×512 two-color high speed Digital Focal Plane Arrays (DFPAs). The contract provides for development and demonstration of 512×512 two-color high speed DFPAs for missile defense, offering a combination of high resolution, high frame rate and advanced digital processing functionality. BAE will deliver five DFPAs of the Baseline Development Run and three DFPAs of the Baseline Process Verification Run to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) for additional testing, a set of interface electronics and a user guide to facilitate testing. Options work will also include an updated read-out integrated circuit design, leveraging available results from the base program and verification of DFPA design compliance to MDA’s High Altitude Exoatmospheric Nuclear Survivability Standard. This contract was a competitive acquisition under the MDA Broad Agency Announcement for Advanced Technology Innovation, HQ0147-11-ATI-BAA. The Missile Defense Agency, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-14-C-0007).