Wyle awarded NAVAIR UAV services contract
Wyle has announced that it has been selected to provide reliability improvement, testing, technology insertion and life-cycle analysis for US Navy Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). The company will perform the work under a three year $24 million contract announced on 8 March.
The contract will see Wyle support NAVAIR’s unmanned air systems (UAS) and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) projects and programmes. Specifically, Wyle's experts will support the development and refinement of processes and equipment designed to increase reliability, maintainability, sustainability, quality and interoperability while simultaneously reducing or avoiding costs.
Rocky Rauch, Wyle program manager, said: ‘We are pleased that Wyle has been awarded this contract, following our successful execution of UAS projects for the Naval Air Systems Command under a related contract over the past two years.’
In addition, Wyle will perform acquisition planning, system interoperability assessments, integrated reliability test planning and management, affordability and life cycle cost analysis, logistics management and management tasks associated with the data collection and testing of electrical, mechanical and avionics systems.
Work under this agreement began in late in 2012 and is being performed primarily at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.
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