Defense

August 16, 2013

Navy awards preliminary design review contracts for Unmanned Carrier-Based System

The Navy announced Aug. 14 that four Preliminary Design Review contracts were awarded for the Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike air vehicle segment.

The four $15 million firm-fixed price contracts were awarded to Boeing, 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, 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 with precision strike capability to support 24/7 carrier operational coverage.




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