The Department of Defense announced on April 24 that Raytheon Co., Intelligence, Information and Services, of Dulles, Va., is being awarded a $15,844,476 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost contract for non-recurring research and development support for the Tactical Control System (TCS).
This effort continues the transition from the TCS baseline into the Unmanned Aerial System Control Segment architecture, integrates modern intuitive controls as identified during testing with fleet operators, automates testing procedures in support of future integration and production, and it supports the software baseline operating in the field. Click here to view a video that describes the goals and methodologies of the Unmanned Aerial System Control Segment architecture.
Work will be performed in Sterling, VA (80 percent); Dahlgren, VA. (9 percent); Carson, CA (6 percent); and Garland, TX (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in April 2016, says the DoD notification.
Fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation and fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance, Navy funds in the amount of $4,214,507 will be obligated at time of award ($100,000 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
This contract was not competitively procured, pursuant to FAR 6.302-1, said DoD.
The Naval Air Systems Command, at Patuxent River, MD, is the contracting activity.