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Navmar Wins $45M to Upgrade Tigershark UAV

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Pentagon Contract Announcement

(Source: US Department of Defense; issued February 14, 2014)

Navmar Applied Sciences Corp., Warminster, Pa., is being awarded a $44,695,815 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) effort in support of the Copperhead Unmanned Air Systems, specifically Tigershark Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).

This project is for the improvement of sensor and platform capabilities, expansion to additional detachments and sustainment of current detachments. This contract includes continued improvements of the Tigershark UAV airframe, incorporation of improved sensors, and integration of improved command and control systems to current and future Copperhead platforms.

Work will be performed in Afghanistan (50 percent); Patuxent River, Md. (25 percent); and Yuma, Ariz. (25 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2014. Fiscal 2014 operation and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $21,000,000 are being obligated on this award, all of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This Phase III SBIR contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(5).

The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity (N68335-14-C-0131).