$32.4M to Boeing for Aircraft Electronics Test Equipment
Boeing’s subsidiary McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis, MO received a $32.4 million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-03-C-0055) to manufacture, test, and deliver 23 reconfigurable transportable consolidated automated support systems (RTCASS) for the U.S. Navy (21) and the U.S. Air Force (2). In addition, this modification provides for 12 self-maintenance and test/calibration interface devices for the Navy (10) and the Air Force (2).
The RTCASS is a member of the Navy’s family of automatic test equipment…
When used in conjunction with the appropriate test program software, the test equipment is capable of automatically testing and troubleshooting aircraft electronic systems and subsystems. The Consolidated Automated Support System (CASS) is used at intermediate maintenance activities both ashore and afloat in addition to Navy repair depots. The RTCASS is a deployable version of CASS that is being produced to support the Navy, Marine Corp, and Air Force.
Boeing will perform the work in North Reading, MA (60%) and St. Louis, MO (40%), and expects to complete it in September 2010. This contract combines purchases for the Navy ($29.5 million) and the U.S. Air Force ($2.9 million). The Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, MD manages the contract.