Become a Blimp Test Pilot

Integrated Systems Solutions Inc.* Pomfret, Md., is being awarded a
ceiling-priced cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite delivery,
indefinite quantity contract for research and development services to
increase the government’s understanding of Lighter Than Air platforms
and their usage for sensor technologies. 

Services to be provided
include experimenting with outfitting commercial blimps with sensors
and a tactical data link, equipping an airship with Electro Optics
/Infrared /Hyperspectral cameras to provide all-weather, day-night
surveillance, the use of an Advanced Airship Flying Laboratory to
provide a flying laboratory for testing sensors, the use of high
altitude airship surveillance, the creation of Hybrid Ultra Large
Aircraft , and training of Test Pilots to fly airships.

Work will be
performed at Patuxent River, Md., and is expected to be completed in
April 2010.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current
fiscal year. 

This contract was competitively procured using Broad
Agency Announcement with one offer received. The Naval Air Warfare
Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting

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