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October 19th, 2015

NASA Awards Contract To 11 Companies Worth $400M... Aerospace Systems Research, Technology Development

[Satnews] Under its Basic and Applied Aerospace technology (BAART) multiple-awards contract, NASA has awarded contracts to 11 companies to support research and technology development for aerospace systems at the agency’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.

The multiple-award, indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract, which begins November 1, allows NASA to spend as much as $400 million during five years cumulatively on all 11 contracts.

By technical tracks of work, the awardees are:

Advanced Materials and Structural Systems, Aerodynamics, Aerothermodynamics, and Acoustics

  • Alliant Techsystems Operations, LLC of Elkton, Maryland
  • Analytical Services & Materials, Inc. of Hampton, Virginia
  • Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation of Manassas, Virginia
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company of Palmdale, California
  • Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Aerospace Systems of Redondo Beach, California
  • The Boeing Company of Hazelwood, Missouri


Systems Analysis and Concepts

  • ViGYAN, Inc. of Hampton, Virginia


Entry, Descent, and Landing

  • Alliant Techsystems Operations, LLC
  • Analytical Services & Materials, Inc.
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
  • The Boeing Company


Measurement Systems and Autonomous Technologies

  • Alliant Techsystems Operations, LLC
  • Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Aerospace Systems
  • The Boeing Company
  • ViGYAN, Inc.


Flight-Critical and Intelligent Flight Systems

  • Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation
  • Engility Corporation of Chantilly, Virginia
  • Honeywell International, Inc. of Golden Valley, Minnesota
  • Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Aerospace Systems
  • Rockwell Collins, Inc. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Saab Sensis Corporation of East Syracuse, New York
  • The Boeing Company


The scope of work under the BAART contract includes support for basic and applied research, technology concepts, analysis, development and integration; systems concepts, analysis development and integration; and technology demonstrations.

The research scope ranges in maturity from fundamental tool and technology development through integrated technology demonstrations, potentially to include flight demonstrations and vehicle concepts and performance conditions within the speed regimes of subsonic through hypersonic atmospheric flight.

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