North Star Continues L-Band R&D Under SBIR Contract
North Star Scientific Corp., Kapolei, Hawaii, is awarded an $11,955,975 firm-fixed-price order (N68335-20-F-0025) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N68335-19-G-0037). This order continues research and development efforts under Small Business Innovation Research Phase III topic N06-125 entitled "L-Band Solid-State High Power Amplifier for Airborne Platforms." Additionally, it provides for the production and delivery of 55 Link-16 compatible high power amplifier Multi-Functional Information Distribution Systems – Joint Tactical Radio Systems in support of the E-2D aircraft for the Navy (35), Air Force (3) and the government of Japan (17). Work will be performed in Kapolei, Hawaii (87.5%) and Carlsbad, California (12.5%), and is expected to be completed in December 2021. Fiscal year 2019 and 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy; $4,061,721 and $2,894,254 respectively); FY 2019 research, development, test and evaluation (Air Force; $750,000) and Foreign Military Sales (FMS; $4,250,000) funds in the amount of $11,955,975 will be obligated at time of award, $750,000 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.