December 18, 2018 — Chantilly, VA — AMERICAN SYSTEMS has won a multiple-award indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract award to perform engineering and technical support services (ETSS) for NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC) in Edwards, California. NASA awarded this contract to New Horizons Aeronautics (NHAero), a joint venture led by AMERICAN SYSTEMS with small business partner Millennium Engineering & Integration Company (MEI). The maximum potential value of the eight-year contract is $264,000,000 and the period of performance begins on February 1, 2019.
The ETSS contract includes engineering expertise for research, flight, and mission operations; engineering support for facilities and safety/mission assurance; and support for various technical functions including project planning and control, range support, lab support, and special studies. The essential aspects of the ETSS contract were initially established in 1985 and have evolved continuously to increase scope, structure, and size to meet the AFRC program and project needs.
“We are proud to be supporting NASA’s mission through this contract,” said Peter Smith, President and CEO of AMERICAN SYSTEMS. “The Armstrong Flight Research Center plays an important role in advancing atmospheric flight and ensuring the safety of its crews and aircraft—we know what’s at stake.”
The Armstrong Flight Research Center, NASA's premier installation for atmospheric flight research, is chartered to research, develop, verify and transfer advanced aeronautics, space and related technologies and conduct atmospheric Earth and space science flight operations. The center is named in honor of Neil A. Armstrong, a former research test pilot at the center and the first man to step on the moon during the historic Apollo 11 mission in 1969