Sierra Nevada Maturing the AN/SPN-35D Aircraft Landing System for the Navy

August 8, 2018

Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, Nevada, was awarded $12,503,726 for cost-plus-fixed-fee task order N0042118F2061 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00421-15-G-0001) for maturation of the AN/SPN-35D system design through critical design review; manufacture of five AN/SPN-35D Engineering Development Model (EDM) systems; land-based integration testing and shipboard testing; and development of the AN/SPN-35D system logistics support plans and documentation references. According to the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), the AN/SPN-35C provides fleet air traffic controllers an all-weather precision approach radar system, for safe landing of aircraft onboard amphibious assault ships.The award also provides for the performance of E3/Environmental and Shock Qualification testing on configuration items of the AN/SPN-35D EDM system, and support the Navy-led qualification of a shipboard AN/SPN-35D EDM system. Work will be performed primarily in Saint Inigoes, Maryland, and is expected to be completed in August 2020.  Fiscal year 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds (Navy) funds in the amount of $1,500,000 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. NAVAIR, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity. (Awarded July 31, 2018)

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