Contractors join forces in Navy contract bid
BAE Systems and AVX Aircraft Company have joined forces to secure the U.S. Navy contract for the Medium Range Maritime Unmanned Aerial System (MRMUAS), United Press International reported.
According to the news source, the MRMUAS will give the Navy a multi-intelligence, reconfigurable platform for operational purposes. The technology will be used on all air-capable ships and the teaming will allow for a combination of expertise in system and subsystem integration and rotorcraft design for the project.
BAE announced that the team recently submitted a proposal to develop the sea-and-land-based vertical takeoff and landing unmanned aerial system. The solution integrates AVX's new aircraft configuration with BAE's onboard common autonomous mission systems, payloads, mission control system and the provided support capabilities.
According to BAE, the solution, which leverages state-of-the-art subsystems and a modular open system architecture, exceeds the mission requirements for MRMUAS.
The potential new intelligence jobs that this partnership could create may require individuals who have obtained security clearance due to the nature of the work that is being done.