$13.3M in Bridging funds to RBC, for PMA-290 Support
Small business qualifier RBC, Inc. in Alexandria, VA received a $13.3 million modification to a previously awarded cost plus fixed fee contract (N00421-09-C-0034). It exercises an option to continue program management, research, design, development, engineering, procurement, test and evaluation, training facilities and equipment, and repair and modification support services to support the Maritime Surveillance Aircraft Program (PMA-290). That program covers P-3 and future P-8A aircraft operated by the U.S. Navy ($7.3 million; 79.4%), and by the governments of Taiwan ($1.5 million, 16.4%), Norway (171,100, 1.8%), South Korea ($135,000, 1.5%) and Portugal ($83,500, 0.9%). Note that Taiwan is a new P-3 customer.
Work will be performed in Patuxent River, MD. The DefenseLINK release gives a completion date of September 2009, but the RBC, Inc. site gives a period of March 1/09 – Nov 17/09. This will reportedly allow RBC to continue supporting PMA-290 without a lapse of service until the next, competed contract is issued. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, MD manages this contract.