Kratos Subsidiary Composite Engineering Inc., Roseville, California, was awarded a $93,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract to procure Advanced Subscale Aerial Platform systems, an unmanned target aircraft with launchers and associated ground equipment and spares.
Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 17, 2022. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity (W900KK-18-D-0010).
The United States Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), PM Instrumentation, Targets and Threat Simulators (PM ITTS), Targets Management Office (TMO) has a requirement to provide an affordable aerial target to replace the obsolete MQM-107.
The Advanced Subscale Aerial Platform system will be built to replace obsolete MQM-107 Army target drones. The MQM-107 and its revisions have been in service since the mid-1970s. The last procurement contract for the MQM-107 was completed in 2001. The MQM-107 has been the most cost effective solution to meet the majority of aerial target requirements for a jet-propelled subscale aircraft.
Due to depletion of MQM-107 assets and obsolescence issues affecting maintenance, the Advanced Subscale Aerial Platform (ASAP) will provide the most cost-effective solution to meet TMO’s need.
Sources: DoD; FedBizOpps