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Raytheon Gets Navy Follow-On Contract for Fire Scout UAS Software Update

Raytheon Gets Navy Follow-On Contract for Fire Scout UAS Software Update - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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FireScoutRaytheon has received a potential $21.6 million contract to continue to provide software updates in support of the 2016 tactical control system Linux cyber baseline of the U.S. Navy“™s MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned aircraft system.

The company will perform work in Dulles, Virginia, through October 2018 under the sole-source, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, the Defense Department said Wednesday.

The Naval Air Systems Command will obligate $8.8 million from the service branch“™s research, development, test and evaluation funds for fiscal year 2015 and 2016 at the time of award, according to DoD.

The follow-on contract covers the transition of the drone“™s TCS baseline into the Open Standards Drive UAS Control Station architecture, software baseline support, automated testing procedures, incorporation of SAU 7000 messaging platform and integration of intuitive controls, according to a notice posted on FedBizOpps.

The Northrop Grumman-built MQ-8 Fire Scout autonomous helicopter works to help land, sea and aerial forces detect targets as well as perform situational awareness and reconnaissance missions.

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Written by Jane Edwards

is a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, where she writes for ExecutiveBiz about IT modernization, cybersecurity, space procurement and industry leaders’ perspectives on government technology trends.

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