Navy selects Wyle for UAS technical support

The Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Wyle a three-year, $24 million task-order contract to furnish testing services, technology support and life-cycle analysis for unmanned aircraft systems and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance projects and programs, the company said March 8.

Under the task-order contract, the aerospace engineering and IT services company will assist NAVAIR in developing and refining processes and equipment designed to increase reliability and sustainability while simultaneously reducing or avoiding costs, the company said.

Wyle also will research and assess concepts, including reliability information analysis and development of maintenance and procedure upgrades. In addition, the company will perform a wide array of tasks associated with data collection and testing of electrical, mechanical and avionics systems.

These tasks are expected to help NAVAIR improve reliability and availability, as well as decrease life-cycle costs while implementing new or updated technologies and procedures, the company said.

The work, which began in 2012, is being performed primarily at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. The task-order contract was awarded under the Defense Technical Information Center’s Reliability Information Analysis Center program.

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