Strategic Airborne Operations JV Awarded $146.8M U.S. Navy Contract for High Endurance Electronic Warfare Jet (HEEWJ) Program

Strategic Airborne Operations JV LLC is awarded a $146.8 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract by the U.S. Navy to acquire the High Endurance Electronic Warfare Jet (HEEWJ) capability.

The HEEWJ capability is an offensive air support for training that provides regionally based, geographically distributed aviation with a variety of airborne threat simulation capabilities to train shipboard and aircraft weapon systems operators and aircrew to counter enemy electronic warfare and electronic attack operations in today’s electronic combat environment in support of Department of the Navy, other Department of Defense (DOD) agencies, non-DOD government agencies and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers.

The contractor will provide Contractor Owned and Contractor Operated (COCO) aircraft and personnel to support these requirements.

No funds will be obligated at the time of award. Funds will be obligated on individual orders as they are issued. This contract was competitively procured via an electronic request for proposal, and two offers were received. The U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) at Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00421-20-D-0108).

Work will be performed in Cherry Point, North Carolina (5%); and various locations within and outside the continental U.S. (95%) to be determined on individual orders. Work is expected to be completed in May 2024.



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