Tag Archives: Naval Air Systems Command

Vertex Aerospace Receives $881M NAVAIR CLS Contract; CEO Ed Boyington Quoted

Ed Boyington

Vertex Aerospace announced on Tuesday that the company has been awarded a potential six-year, $882 million Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) task order from the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to provide supply chain management for the E-6B Mercury Airborne Command Post (ABNCP) and Take Charge and Move Out (TACAMO) missions.

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V-22 Tiltrotor Program Office Eyes Survivability, Medium-Lift Capability Updates; Col. Matthew Kelly Quoted

V-22 Osprey

Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) is working with the U.S. Marine Corps to improve the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft’s survivability and establish its assault-support elements in high-threat situations. Kelly noted that his office is also looking into implementing helmet-mounted visualization technologies for the MV-22 variant for missions in degraded environments.

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U.S. Navy Consolidates IT, Network Authorities Under JADC2 Project Office

U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy has moved authorities over information technology systems and networks to a newly established office overseeing Project Overmatch that seeks to turn the Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) concept into a reality. The changes provide Rear Adm. Douglas Small, head of Project Overmatch, authorities to manage acquisition and sustainment and research and development programs related to warfighting networks.

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Navy’s Project Overmatch Program Office Takes Charge of Multiple Networks, Information Systems

U.S. Navy

A newly established office at the U.S. Navy has received authority over network and information systems previously owned by other naval organizations, in support of a large-scale connectivity plan. The direct report program manager for Project Overmatch now has authority over all the Navy's communications-related research, development, procurement and sustainment efforts.

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Navy Warfare Centers Collaborate on Force Analysis

U.S. Navy

The Naval Surface Warfare Center's Carderock and Dahlgren (NSWCDD) divisions have joined forces to analyze the surface fleet force using the Synthetic Theater Operations Research Model (STORM). Both NSWC units also worked with the Naval Undersea Warfare Center and Naval Air Systems Command to help modelers and analysts understand the STORM model system through a training program.

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NAWCAD Introduces Augmented Reality Tech for Engineers, Maintainers; Aristides Staikos Quoted

ARRMSS

The U.S. Navy's Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) is working on augmented reality headset applications to help engineers communicate with engineers worldwide to repair and maintain the service branch's platforms and air vehicles. ARRMSS consists of a headset, a remote wireless access point and a tablet and can operate on low-bandwidth networks. 

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Navy to Fine-Tune Commercially Procured UAS for Cargo Transport Missions; James Tomasic Quoted

Blue Water Maritime

The U.S. Navy's Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) has purchased a prototype of a Skyways unmanned air system and will adapt the platform to autonomously transport military cargo to ships. NAWCAD intends to configure the vehicle, dubbed Blue Water Maritime Logistics UAS, to help Military Sealift and Fleet Forces Command address ship cargo resupply requirements. 

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NAVAIR Seeks Industry Help to Engineer Electromagnetic Environmental Effects Tech

Naval Air Systems Command

The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) wants information on potential sources of engineering and technical support services to a NAVAIR division responsible for ensuring that aircraft, weapons and ground equipment could function in electromagnetic environments. The division aims to identify and correct electromagnetic interference issues in deployed platforms through its Air Systems EMI Corrective Action Program.

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Vertex Aerospace Wins $111M Task Order to Support USMC Fleet; Ed Boyington Quoted

Ed Boyington

The Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Vertex Aerospace a five-year, $111.4M Contracted Maintenance, Modification, Aircrew and Related Services (CMMARS) task order for the RESET of the U.S. Marine Corps' CH-53E Super Stallion fleet, the company reported on Tuesday. The task order has expanded Vertex Aerospace Defense Services (ADS) division’s has support of the CH-53E RESET program.

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