$14.6M for Maritime LADAR on UAVs
Small business NAVMAR Applied Sciences Corp. in Chester, PA is being awarded a $14.6 million indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract for a Phase III Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Program under Topic N92-170 entitled “Laser Radar Identification Demonstration” and Topic N94-178 entitled “Air Deployable Expendable Multi-Parameter Environmental Probe.” DID covered some of the uses of LADAR recently, including its ability to see through cover and create 3-D pictures.
The objective for Phase III is to address a totally integrated system approach, including the modification of Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance aircraft with Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance and enhanced communications packages employing technologies developed under Phase I and Phase II.
Additionally the Navy mission requirement for low cost/expendable standoff surveillance, reconnaissance, and targeting will be addressed through the development of medium and long endurance Unmanned Air Vehicle systems with re-configurable payloads.
Work will be performed in Chester, PA and is expected to be completed in June 2007. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured using SBIR program solicitation under Topic N92-170 and Topic N94-178 and four offers were received. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division in Lakehurst, NJ issued the contract (N68335-05-D-0020).