Posted by Courtney E. Howard
ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2 Sept. 2011. DCS Corp won the Navigation, Safety Operations, and Sensors (NSS) contract providing support to the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). This cost-plus-fixed-fee contract has a five-year period of performance with a total value of $74 million. DCS personnel will deliver engineering, acquisition, technical, and logistic support to NSS efforts in meeting warfighter requirements by providing operational products for various Navy, Department of Defense, and Foreign Military Sales aircraft platforms.
PMA-209, NAVAIR’s executive agent for the development of Air Combat Electronics systems, is responsible for providing critical capabilities to the warfighter in the form of common, developed, supportable, and reliable systems that align with the strategic and operational requirements of platform PEO/PMA customers. The Navigation and Sensors Team (NAST), falling under PMA-209, provides navigation, compliance with worldwide aviation mandates, and air traffic management capabilities via mission-critical avionics instruments/systems adept at operating in a network-centric and data-centric environment. NAST officials focus on delivering common, supportable, and innovative systems, enabling common navigation and sensor systems capabilities and functionalities.
DCS staff at the company’s Lexington Park, Md., office will manage the contract.
"We look forward to continuing to work with NAVAIR to develop innovative technology solutions that equip our warfighters to perform safely and effectively in theatre," says Dave Russell, president and chief operating officer.