DARPA Awards Advanced Propulsor Program
General Dynamics Applied Physical Sciences Corp., Groton, Connecticut, was awarded a $9,361,048 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, excluding unexercised options, for the Advanced Propulsor, Experimental (APEX) program. Work will be performed in Groton, Connecticut (41%); Concord, Massachusetts (17%); San Diego (14%); Niskayuna, New York (9%); Arlington, Virginia (7%); Cheswick, Pennsylvania (6%); Imperial, Pennsylvania (4%); and Suffolk, Virginia (2%), with an expected completion date of April 2024. Fiscal 2023 research, development, test and engineering funds in the amount of $7,024,853 were obligated at time of award. This contract stems from a competitive acquisition for which three proposals were received. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity (HR001123C0054).