North Star Designing and Testing Navy Amplifier

November 14, 2017

North Star Scientific Corporation,* Kapolei, Hawaii, is being awarded a $14,015,755 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the design, engineering development, fabrication, and prototype testing of a replacement 1,000-watt Joint Tactical Information Distribution System high power amplifier in support of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Link-16 datalink and associated capabilities. These efforts are in support of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase III work that derives from, extends, or completes an effort performed under SBIR Topic N06-125, L-Band Sold State High Power Amplifier for Airborne Platforms. Work will be performed in Kapolei, Hawaii (71.3 percent); and Carlsbad, California (28.7 percent), and is expected to be completed in November 2020. Fiscal 2017 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $3,720,000 will be obligated at time of award, all 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 (N68335-18-C-0021). *Small Business

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