The Federal Aviation Administration FAA) has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract worth up to $1.4 billion for the third phase of U.S. National Airspace System integration support (NISC-III). Releasing news of the contract on PR Newswire, Lockheed Martin says NISC-III is a follow-on contract to provide continued support for transition, integration and implementation of selected FAA modernization and support programs for the National Airspace System (NAS), including the current Capital Investment Plan for the NAS and successor plans.
The cost-plus-award fee contract starts with a four-year base award valued at $500 million, but if the FAA decides to exercise its options to extend the contract, the deal could grow to a 10-year award worth nearly $1.4 billion. Lockheed Martin led the FAA's previous NISC-II national airspace system support contract. According to Lockheed, NISC provides services and integration planning for equipment and infrastructure improvements for NAS modernization. NISC task orders give the FAA quick access to an array of experts with high-level technical, engineering and information technology capabilities where the FAA needs to implement or integrate equipment, components or related capital projects.
The FAA has awarded the new contract in order to be able to put into effect a complex, large-scale, geographically dispersed integration effort that supports approximately 1,000 management and technical personnel. FAA NISC customers include the FAA's headquarters in Washington, D.C., as well as FAA regional offices, service centers and field facilities throughout the U.S.