Saturday, August 22, 2015

RQ-21A Early Operational Capability aircraft update

The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Patuxent River, Md., intends to negotiate and award a contract to Insitu Inc. of Bingen Wash., for the procurement of a configuration update to the Early Operational Capability 1 and 2 systems to the current Low Rate Initial Production configuration with options to procure attrition air vehicles. “This effort will be conducted at Naval Air Station Patuxent River Webster Field Annex in St. Inigoes, Md., to the maximum extent possible,” NAVAIR officials said in contract documents released Friday. “Items that cannot be updated in the field will be shipped to the contractor.”
The estimated total value of the contract action is approximately $8 million, NAVAIR officials said. Insitu, Inc. is the sole designer, developer, and manufacturer of the RQ-21A, as well as the sole integrator of the avionics system, and is the only source known to possess sufficient knowledge and familiarity with the design and related specifications to perform the required technical efforts.

Small businesses interested in subcontracting possibilities may contact Insitu.

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