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DARPA Awards Contracts for its FCS Class II UAV Contenders

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LSI Class II competitor:Piasecki’s Air Scout DID’s Oct 2005 article “Four FCS UAV Sub-Contracts Awarded” noted that the Piasecki’s innovative Air Scout UAV would compete against DARPA’s OAV-II, under development by Aurora Flight Sciences’ team (GoldenEye UAVs), another team led by Honeywell International, and BAE Systems as a third contender. The final winner would equip company-sized units with a Class II UAV under the Future Combat Systems program, and are expected to be part of the program’s Phase II or Phase III spinouts. DARPA recently began awarding incremental funding under a pair of Organic Air Vehicle-II contracts worth a total of $77.4 million. Who were the lucky two? GoldenEye-50 OAV-II June 12/06 Small business qualifier Aurora Flight Sciences Corp. in Manassas, VA received a $5.7 million increment as part of a $38.3 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the continued development and demonstration of the Organic Air Vehicle-II. Work will be performed in Manassas, VA and is expected to be complete by Feb. 19, 2009. This was a sole source contract initiated on Oct. 15, 2004 by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in Arlington, VA (HR0011-05-C-0035). June 12/06 Honeywell International Inc. in Albuquerque, NM received a $5.2 million increment as part […]

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