Bell Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded a $292,647,481 modification (P00006) to contract W9124-P1-99-0001 for the Future Long Range Assault Aircraft Competitive Demonstration and Risk Reduction Phase 2. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas; Owego, New York; Wichita, Kansas; Torrance, California; Jackson, Michigan; Indianapolis, Indiana; Cary, North Carolina; Kirkland, Washington; Garden Grove, California; Tallassee, Alabama; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Lod, Israel; Papendrecht, Netherlands; and Ajax, Canada, with an estimated completion date of March 30, 2022. Fiscal 2021 research, development, test, and evaluation, Army funds in the amount of $19,496,334 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $13,500,000 order-dependent contract for technologies to be developed and demonstrated in the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft technology risk mitigation and maturation effort. Bids were solicited via the internet with two received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of August 23, 2025. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W911W6-20-D-0005).
Martin Baker, Uxbridge, United Kingdom, has been awarded a maximum $150,000,000 five-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for T-6 and T-38 Sustainment. This contract provides for T-6 and T-38 replenishment spares. Work will be performed in Uxbridge, United Kingdom, and is expected to be completed December 31, 2026. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2020 munitions procurement funds; NASA funds; Army funds; and Foreign Military Sales funds, in the total amount of $13,316, 027 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity (FA8213-20-D-0004).
The ability to train top U.S. military aviators in air-to-air combat usually requires pilots acting as opposing aerial fighters. Representing the enemy in training dogfights is quite costly and dangerous, says Daniel Robinson, RAF (Ret.). Robinson, co-founder and CEO of Red6 Aerospace, developed an augmented reality platform, called Airborne Tactical Augmented Reality System, known as A-TARS, that creates virtual opponents, such as the Chinese J-20, for pilots to dogfight against.
Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation, Manassas, Virginia (FA8650-17-D-2715), and Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Redondo Beach, California (FA8650-17-D-2719), have been awarded a $499,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity shared ceiling for six contracts for the Aerospace Systems Air Platform Technology Research program. These contracts provide research for affordable, revolutionary capabilities for the warfighter, including cost-effective, survivable air vehicle platforms for delivering weapons and cargo worldwide. Work will be performed in Manassas, Virginia; and Redondo Beach, California, and is expected to be completed by 2025. This award is the result of competitive acquisition and six offers were received.
Alliant Techsystems Operations LLC., Clearwater, Fla., is being awarded a $6,506,292 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for the upgrades of 40 microprocessor hardware boards in support of Navy, Air Force, and other U.S. services, military helicopters, rotorcraft, and low/slow fixed wing aircraft. The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.