USAF awards 5 companies up to $4.9 billion to prototype next-gen engines.
The project is to develop prototypes of an adaptive engine for its next-generation fighter jets. The lucky winners were: General Electric; Pratt & Whitney; Boeing; Lockheed Martin; and Northrop Grumman, each an IDIQ contract worth up to $975 million to carry out the prototype phase of the Next Generation Adaptive Propulsion program. The awards mark a broadening of the adaptive engine market, which until now has been dominated by GE Aviation and Raytheon Technologies-owned Pratt & Whitney. Those companies have been developing engines under the Adaptive Engine Transition Program, which the Air Force has pursued as a way to produce a new replacement engine for the F-35 joint strike fighter.
Radiance Technology wins NOVASTAR contract worth $4.8 billion.
Radiance Technologies has been awarded a prime contract with the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) to provide scientific and technical intelligence support services under the NOVASTAR program. The multiple-award, IDIQ contract has a shared ceiling value of $4.8B. NOVASTAR involves research, development, sustainment, and production across all of NASIC’s missions and disciplines for USAF, DOD, and national level intelligence efforts, supporting the creation, evaluation, and analysis of intelligence data on foreign developments in current and future weapon systems, subsystems, and technologies. Cha-ching, cha-ching!
Leidos wins NAVSEA award to design medium unmanned undersea vehicle.
Underwater drones? That’s cool! The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Leidos (with team member L3Harris Technologies & others) a contract to design and build a medium-size unmanned undersea vehicle. This was a $358M single award contract. The medium unmanned undersea vehicle will support intelligence preparation of the operational environment and provide submarine-based autonomous oceanographic sensing and data collection for the Navy. The vehicle will also provide surface-launched and recovered mine countermeasures.