1-Sep-2013 Source: US DoD
Physical Optics Corp.*, Torrance, Calif., is being awarded $14,452,568 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order #0003 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N68335-12-G-0045) for the upgrade of 49 aircraft data transfer systems to advanced data transfer systems for the MH-60 and V-22 aircraft. This effort provides for the development of hardware and software solutions for an advanced digital data military operating environment, and replacement of the current data transfer systems. The advanced data transfer system will increase mission effectiveness by providing situational awareness, reduce crew workload, and enhanced capability for navigation, and mission planning. Work will be performed in Torrance, Calif. (60 percent) and Bloomington, Minn. (40 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2015. Fiscal 2013 Research, Development, Test & Evaluation funds and Fiscal 2013 Aircraft Procurement Navy contract funds in the amount of $14,452,568 will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity.