Ausley Awarded Unmanned Aircraft Systems Contract


Ausley Associates, Inc. has been awarded a contract to provide program management support services for the Multi-Mission Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems Program Office (PMA-266) and the Persistent Maritime Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Program Office (PMA-262) at Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Patuxent River. The $67-million contract began on September 30.

Ausley has provided program management, engineering, logistics and foreign military sales support to PMA-266 and PMA-262 since 2006. The team, led by Ausley Program Director Tony Pucciarella, will continue this support with the new five-year contract. Ausley’s teammates include AT&T, Inc.; Aviation Systems Engineering Company; Camber Corporation; J.F. Taylor, Inc.; Sabre Systems, Inc.; Savvee Consulting, Inc.; Solute, Inc.; and Wyle Laboratories, Inc.

“NAVAIR’s UAS programs are in an exciting stage of development, including many ‘firsts’ in naval aviation,” said Pucciarella. “Being an integral part of these important UAS programs at this point in their history is a rewarding experience for our team. We truly enjoy this work and the challenges it presents.”

Ausley’s team supports program management, acquisition management, maintenance management, systems engineering, logistics and capabilities assessment efforts in both manned and unmanned aviation platforms and weapon systems. The company currently supports multiple facets of the Department of Defense and has recently expanded into additional arenas including support of the University of Maryland UAS test site.

“We are extremely pleased and privileged to continue the support we have provided over the past seven years,” said Ausley President Paul Ausley. “This win is the cornerstone to our strategy of establishing ourselves as the premier UAS service provider for Navy programs.”