CHANTILLY, Va., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- TASC Inc. of Virginia has won an $827 million contract to support the FAA's NextGen satellite-based air traffic control system.
The scope support services contract for the National Airspace System covers advanced systems engineering, investment and business case analysis, planning and forecasting, as well as business, financial and information management support services related to the development and the transformation of the national air transportation system.
"NextGen will transform the way Americans travel and airlines operate," says Wood Parker, president and chief executive officer of TASC. "TASC engineers and technologists have already invested more than 20 years supporting the FAA's preparations for this revolutionary air traffic system."
Under the Federal Aviation Administration's NextGen program, the current radar-based air traffic control system will be replaced by a satellite-based system.
TASC said it has assembled an expert team representing the breadth and depth of the industry to meet the project needs. Partners include Aurora Flight Sciences, BPAS, CI2, CNA, Dovel, EIS, Engility, Guident, ICF, Lead Dog Technologies, MTSI, Parsons, PhaseOne Consulting Group, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Real Time Consulting, Serco and Serdi.
NextGen is slated for completion in 2025.