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Navy Awards Preliminary Design Review Contracts for Unmanned Carrier-Based System

(Source: U.S Navy; issued August 15, 2013)


PATUXENT RIVER, Md. --- The Navy announced Aug. 14 that four Preliminary Design Review (PDR) contracts were awarded for the Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) air vehicle segment.

The four $15 million firm-fixed price contracts were awarded to Boeing Co., General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., Lockheed Martin Corp. and Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. The period of performance for the contracting efforts is approximately nine months.

"The PDRs are intended to inform the Navy of technical risk, cost and design maturity of the Air Segment (AS), and allows the industry teams to better understand the program's requirements across the entire UCLASS system to expeditiously deliver the unmanned carrier-based system to the fleet," said Charlie Nava, UCLASS program manager.

UCLASS will be the first deployed carrier-based unmanned air system. It will provide persistent, unmanned, semi-autonomous, carrier-based Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Targeting (ISR &T) with precision strike capability to support 24/7 carrier operational coverage. (ends)


Pentagon Contract Announcement

(Source: US Department of Defense; issued August 14, 2013)

-- Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., El Segundo, Calif., is being awarded a $15,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for a preliminary design review assessment for the Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) Air Vehicle.
The objective of the UCLASS system is to enhance aircraft carrier/air wing operations by providing a responsive, world-wide presence via an organic, sea-based Unmanned Aerial System, with persistent intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and targeting, and strike capabilities.
Work will be performed in El Segundo, Calif., and is expected to be completed in June 2014.
Fiscal 2013 Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Navy funds in the amount of $4,750,000 are being obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to the FAR 6.302-1(a)(2).
The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting authority (N00019-13-C-0140).


-- Lockheed Martin Corp., Palmdale, Calif., is being awarded a $15,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for a preliminary design review assessment for the Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) Air Vehicle.
The objective of the UCLASS system is to enhance aircraft carrier/air wing operations by providing a responsive, world-wide presence via an organic, sea-based Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), with persistent Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Targeting, and strike capabilities.
Work will be performed in Palmdale, Calif., and is expected to be completed in June 2014.
Fiscal 2013 Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Navy funds in the amount of $4,750,000 are being obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to the FAR 6.302-1(a)(2).
The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting authority (N00019-13-C-0141).


-- The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $15,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for a preliminary design review assessment for the Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) Air Vehicle.
The objective of the UCLASS system is to enhance aircraft carrier/air wing operations by providing a responsive, world-wide presence via an organic, sea-based Unmanned Aerial System, with persistent intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and targeting, and strike capabilities.
Work will be performed in St. Louis, Mo., and is expected to be completed in June 2014. Fiscal 2013 Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Navy funds in the amount of $4,750,000 are being obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to the FAR 6.302-1(a)(2).
The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting authority (N00019-13-C-0142).


-- General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $15,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for a preliminary design review assessment for the Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) Air Vehicle.
The objective of the UCLASS system is to enhance aircraft carrier/air wing operations by providing a responsive, world-wide presence via an organic, sea-based Unmanned Aerial System, with persistent intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and targeting, and strike capabilities.
Work will be performed in Poway, Calif., and is expected to be completed in June 2014. Fiscal 2013 Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Navy contract funds in the amount of $4,750,000 are being obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to the FAR 6.302-1(a)(2).
The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting authority (N00019-13-C-0143).

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