Boeing Wins $24M for P-8A & BAMS-Related Software Development
The Boeing Co. in Seattle, WA received a $24 million modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee contract (N00019-04-C-3146) for development of unmanned aerial vehicle control software, classification aids software, and CAD models for the P-8A multi-mission maritime aircraft. Note that the P-8A is expected to operate in conjunction with a long-range, long endurance Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) UAV – possibly a derivative of the RQ-4 Global Hawk, or the enlarged Mariner UAV derivative of the MQ-9 Predator B.
Work will be performed in Seattle, WA and is expected to be complete in September 2011. The Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, MD issued the contract.