Unisys Awarded Contract to Provide Software Development and Integration Services to Support NASA Langley Simulation and Flight Research for Aviation and Space Missions
NASA contract, worth an estimated $48.5 million, extends 35-year relationship supporting the Langley Research Center simulation and flight research missions
BLUE BELL, Pa., – NASA has awarded a contract to Unisys (NYSE: UIS) to provide application development and systems integration services to support the simulation and flight research projects at the NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC).
The Langley Simulation and Aircraft Technical Services contract, a cost-plus-fixed-fee award, has a three-year base period valued at approximately $28 million, with one two-year option, exercisable at the discretion of the government and valued at approximately $20.5 million. This award was made to Unisys following a competitive bid process and extends the company’s 35-year relationship with NASA.
Under the contract, Unisys will be responsible for software and hardware design, development and testing; as well as operations and maintenance of the center’s simulation infrastructure and research systems. Unisys also will provide a range of technical services supporting NASA’s software and hardware technology, creativity and innovation initiatives for flight simulation facilities and research aircraft systems.
During its longstanding, collaborative relationship with NASA, Unisys developed the standard software framework used in LaRC simulators. The software, known as Langley Standard Real-Time Simulation in C++, was recognized as the LaRC Software of the Year in 2005, and was credited for saving NASA an estimated $17 million over 10 years through reduced labor costs due to high levels of software reuse.
“We are honored to be awarded this contract and for the opportunity to continue our successful collaboration and longstanding relationship with NASA Langley Research Center,” said Ted Davies, president, Unisys Federal Systems. “We look forward to supporting the center’s mission of providing innovative research support to NASA and its stakeholders.”
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