A², the ASEC–AVIAN joint venture, was recently awarded a five-year, $85 million single-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the U.S. Navy to provide Airborne Systems Integration support to the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s Webster Outlying Field.
“The ASEC-AVIAN JV is thrilled to be awarded this contract,” said Vinnie Bellezza, ASEC’s president and CEO. “Early this past year ASEC and AVIAN formed a joint venture which merges terrific talent from both companies, fully capable of providing the strong support required for the Airborne Systems Integration Division.”
Under the contract, A² will work on the design, development and demonstration of sensor technologies for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, reconnaissance electro-optical/infrared, and hyper-spectral/multi-spectral imaging.
Additionally, the contract spans light detection and ranging; radio detection and ranging; electronic intelligence; signals intelligence; chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive; and sound navigation and ranging for manned and unmanned platforms, as well as fixed and mobile ground stations.
The joint venture includes ASEC as the managing partner in the ASEC-AVIAN joint-venture; AVIAN; ABSI Aerospace & Defense; Dynamic Aviation; Navmar Applied Sciences; Platform Aerospace; Torch Technologies and Valkyrie.
“This is a tremendous win for our team,” said Kevin Switick, CEO of AVIAN. “The A² joint-venture expands the market space and allows us to work together instead of competing over the same work. Better yet, NAWCAD gets all the benefits of small business tailored support with the reach back and resources of larger business. It’s a pretty great win-win.”