NAVAIR Eyes Pratt & Whitney for E-6B Power Tech Upgrade Support Contract

The Naval Air Systems Command plans to award United Technologies Corp.‘s Pratt & Whitney subsidiary a sole-source contract to help install updated auxiliary power units into the U.S. Navy‘s E-6B Mercury planes.

Work will cover APU installation, sustainment and engineering support for 16 E-6B aircraft units and training systems, the Navy said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday.

The service branch noted that Pratt & Whitney is the only company with the technical data needed to perform the sought services.

E-6B is derived from Boeing‘s 707 airframe and designed to support airborne command, control and communications between U.S. forces and the National Command Authority.

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