National Instruments is Designing VDATS Kits for the Military
National Instruments Corp., Austin, Texas, has been awarded a $19,214,605 firm-fixed-price requirements contract for Versatile Diagnostic Automatic Test Station (VDATS) kits. VDATS is an organically designed test station with open architecture and virtual modular equipment extensions for instrumentation technology. VDATS consists of standardized, commercially available test equipment, components and software. There are two configurations of VDATS -- the digital analog (DA)-1 and DA-2. Currently, these configurations support the A-10, B-1, B-2, B-52, C-5, C-17, C-130, E-3, E-8C, F-15, F-16, F-22, H-53, H-60, KC-135, MC-4, MQ-9, Navy ships, and UH-1 weapons systems. Work will be performed in Austin, Texas, and is expected to be completed May 13, 2026. No funds are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Sustainment Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity (FA8571-21-D-0005).