September UAS contracts for General Atomics, Georgia Tech, Northrop Grumman,TCOM and Navmar

Lots of money flowing into military UAS.

Georgia Tech Applied Research Corp., Atlanta, Ga., is being awarded a $25,135,974 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery, requirements contract for ground-based sensors for remotely controlled aircraft. ESG/PKS, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is the contracting activity (HC1047-05-D-4000 0201).

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $21,618,560 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for expedited contractor support that is mandatory to meet urgent service operational requirements for the Predator and Reaper programs. ASC/WIIK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-10-G-3038-0040).

Northrop Grumman Corp, is being awarded an $18,650,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services in support of the deployment of the MQ-8B vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicle. Work will be performed in Afghanistan (90 percent) and Patuxent River, Maryland (10 percent), and is expected to be completed in October 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $1,434,742 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-1. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-11-C-0094)

Northrop Grumman Corp is being awarded an estimated $54,227,582 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract modification to provide logistics support activities required to support the Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle fielded systems and subsystems used in peacetime operations, which includes fielded air vehicles, engines, payloads, ground segments, and support segments. WR-ALC/GRCKA, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity (FA8528-11-C-0003-PZ0001).

TCOM, L.P.*, Columbia, Md., is being awarded a $12,354,993 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N68335-11-C-0250) for the procurement of hardware in support of phase three of the Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems (PGSS) for the Navy. Hardware to be provided includes three 28M+ aerostat systems and three site spares to outfit and enhance the capabilities of the existing PGSS currently fielded. Work will be performed in Elizabeth City, N.C. (90 percent), and Columbia, Md. (10 percent), and is expected to be completed in November 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity.

NAVMAR Applied Sciences Corp.*, Warminster, Pa., is being awarded a $12,341,259 order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N68335-10-G-0026) for the assessment, procurement, and deployment of innovative intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems, and communication systems in support of phase three Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems. This effort also includes the assessment of unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV) noise reducing technology, aircraft aerodynamics with increased lift and decreased drag, UAV weatherization, long endurance, submersible technology, interoperability of airborne and waterborne techniques to support ISR military operations and counter-narco-terrorism and related support hardware. Work will be performed in Warminster, Pa. (71 percent); Patuxent River, Md. (14 percent); Yuma, Ariz. (5 percent); Washington, D.C. (5 percent); Avon Park, Fla. (3 percent); and Tampa, Fla. (2 percent). Work is expected to be completed in September 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity.

NAVMAR Applied Sciences Corp.*, Warminster, Pa., is being awarded a $12,336,876 order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N68335-10-G-0026) for the assessment, procurement, and deployment of innovative intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems, and communication systems, micro unmanned aircraft vehicle technology, and related hardware in support of phase three Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems. This effort also includes the procurement of 10 appropriately configured TigerShark unmanned aircraft system for precision acquisition weaponized system testing. Work will be performed in Warminster, Pa. (48 percent); Patuxent River, Md. (20 percent); Avon Park, Fla. (19 percent); Washington, D.C. (7 percent); and Tampa, Fla. (6 percent). Work is expected to be completed in September 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity.