NASA has selected 13 companies to support aerospace research and provide propulsion and communications systems to the Glenn Research Center in Ohio under five-year contracts with a maximum value of $190 million.
The space agency said WednesdayÂ awardees will work toÂ develop, verify and demonstrateÂ communications, propulsion, structures and materials technology for space and aeronautics vehicles.
Each indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract includes competitive task orders for research areas such as alternative fuels, low-noise propulsion, engine icing, electric propulsion, flight and ground communication terminals, andÂ disruptive tolerant networking, NASA added.
The chosen contractors are as follows:
- Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD)
- Boeing (NYSE: BA)
- General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD)Â C4 systems business
- General Electric’s (NYSE: GE)Â aviation business
- John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
- MTI Systems
- Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE: NOC)Â systems business
- Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA)
- Orbital Technologies Corp.
- Rolls-Royce’s North American technologies business
- Sierra Lobo
- United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX)
- Williams International