Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Navy extends request for contractor-operated electronic warfare jets

The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has extended the due date for proposals to acquire contractor-owned and operated electronic warfare jet services.

The Navy first invited contractors to submit proposals in October with a due date of Nov. 28.

On Wednesday, NAVAIR, located in Patuxent, Md., announced they have extended the original due date to Jan. 4.

This acquisition is anticipated to be awarded as an Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity type contract with a firm fixed price for four years, the Navy said in contract documents.

The contract is being managed by NAVAIR’s Specialized and Proven Aircraft Program Office (PMA-226) Contracted Air Services program.

PMA-226 is responsible for the following platforms and services: Adversary Aircraft (F-5, F-16); Contracted Aircraft Services; U.S. Naval Test Pilot School / Naval Postgraduate School T-38, H-72, X-26, U-6, NU-1B, O-2, OH-58C; and Out of Active Navy Inventory Aircraft T-2, H-2, H-3, A-4.

Additional details and documents related to the contract are not publicly available.

The U.S. military routinely hires contractor aircraft to act as aggressors and participate in training, research, and development programs.

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