PHOENIX, July 15 (UPI) -- Aerospace engineering company KinetX Inc. has been chosen as a prime contractor under the U.S. Navy's SeaPort-e Rolling Admissions solicitation.
The SeaPort-e contractual vehicle provides a mechanism for KinetX to bid on appropriate work, negotiate the scope and begin work without having to incur costs of a full solicitation each time, thus decreasing the time to market and the time to cash flow, as well as saving the government considerable money.
KinetX is among more than 300 small businesses selected as prime contractors for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity task order contract valued at $37 billion.
Some of the areas covered under the contract include research and development support; engineering, system engineering and process engineering support ; modeling, simulation, stimulation, and analysis support; prototyping, pre-production, model-making and fabrication support; system design documentation and technical data support.
KinetX Inc. is the first commercial entity to provide spacecraft navigation services for NASA interplanetary missions and is providing similar mission design and navigation services for three NASA missions.
KinetX also played a key role in the design and implantation of the Iridium Communication Satellite Network.