Up to $45.4M to Tekla for NRL Airborne Sensor R&D
The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) awarded a $7.8 million cost-plus-fixed-fee-term contract to small business qualifier Tekla Research in Woodbridge, VA for research and development of electronic systems and embedded software for visible, electro-optic and infrared airborne sensors. The sensors are being developed for a range of aircraft, including the F-18 Hornet fighter and the EA-6B Prowler and EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft.
The contract contains options which, if exercised, will bring the total cumulative contract value to $45.4 million.
NRL is the corporate research laboratory for the US Navy and US Marine Corps and conducts scientific research and technology development…
NRL has a staff of more than 2,500 researchers, engineers, technicians and support personnel. The laboratory is organized into 5 directorates, 4 of which conduct scientific research, and the Naval Center for Space Technology.
For the laboratory, Tekla will provide an integrated program of systems engineering, technical engineering, engineering analysis, independent assessments and research activities pertaining to the development, measurement and evaluation of sensors for new and existing airborne systems and avionics.
Tekla will perform the work in Woodbridge, VA and expects to complete it by December 2010; if all options are exercised, work will be completed by December 2013.
This contract was competitively procured via solicitation N000173-09-R-CB02, with 2 offers received by the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC (N000173-10-C-2011). This is a follow-on to contract N00173-05-2056.