$6M for Engineering Changes to Future EMALS Carrier Catapult Designs
General Atomics in San Diego, CA received a not-to-exceed $6 million modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee contract (N68335-04-C-0167) for acceptance and incorporation of two Engineering Change Proposals for the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS). DID has discussed the importance of the EMALS system to the USA’s new CVN-21 Class supercarriers, and to their long-term business case as well. General Atomics is the team lead.
These two proposed changes include one change for the Center Deck Display, and one for a revision to the Launch Control System Motor Controller. Work will be performed in Waltham, MA (80%), and San Diego, CA (20%), and is expected to be complete in April 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division in Lakehurst, NJ issued the contract.