$12.4M for more OSSCAR Efforts
Small business qualifier Compass Systems, Inc. in Lexington Park, MD received a $12.4 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the research and development for various command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and targeting programs, sensors, mission and targeting systems, communication suites, and small aircraft vehicle systems. These efforts are in support of the Roll-On Roll-Off Sensor System for the Contingency Airborne Response program.
Work will be performed in Patuxent River, MD and is expected to be complete in May 2008. NAVAIR says this contract was competitively procured under a Broad Agency Announcement, with one offer received; a look at the announcement, however, shows a clear intent to sole-source due to Compass’ knowledge of efforts to date. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division in Patuxent River, MD issued the contract (N00421-07-C-0011).
The Optical Sensor System Cargo Aircraft Rollon/Rolloff (OSSCAR) system consists of the Multi-Band Optical Sensor System (MBOSS) Special Emitter Identifier, Real Time Video Transmission and Over the Horizon Airborne Sensor Information System. It is currently being tested on the USA’s NC-130H platform, and will presumably be featured in the new E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Naval AEWC (Airborne Early Warning and airspace Control) aircraft.