Small Businesses Providing the Navy with Rapid Prototyping of Battlefield Systems and Robotics
Manufacturing Techniques Inc.,* Kilmarnock, Virginia, and Hart Technologies Inc.,* Manassas, Virginia, were both awarded separate $47,462,100 multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract, with a five-year ordering period cost-plus-fixed-fee completion and level-of-effort, and firm-fixed-price delivery orders. Under the awards, the companies will provide the Navy rapid prototype development, hardware fabrication, hardware and software for prototype or prototype pre-production units and kits in support of the battle management systems, amphibious assault vehicle projects, manned and unmanned platform integration and robotic systems, and weapon control systems development.
Specific tasking includes engineering design, development, testing and systems/platform integration associated with the prototype deliverables, DOD reported. The program is in support of the platform integration division (H40) of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division (NSWC Dahlgren). The contracts do not include options. Work will be performed in Kilmarnock and in Manassas and is expected to be completed by August 2023. Fiscal year 2018 defense procurement funds will be obligated on the first delivery order at the time of award. The funds do not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contracts were competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website. The NSWC Dahlgren is the contracting activity. *Small business