Ausley Wins Navy's $205-Million Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons Contract

Ausley to Provide Program Management Support Services for Unmanned Aviation Systems

The Navy’s Program Executive Office, Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons (PEO (U&W)) awarded Ausley Associates, Inc. a prime contract to provide full support for Unmanned (U) Program Management Activity (PMA). Ausley is one of four primes selected as part of a five-year Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) Multiple Award Contract (MAC) with an estimated aggregate ceiling of $205,561,000 available to pursue competitive task orders. Ausley will compete for the task orders against three other primes to support unmanned program objectives in delivering superior services for:

·      Program/Project Management ·     Configuration/Data Management
·      Change Management ·     Risk Management
·      Business Management ·     Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Efforts
·      Acquisition Management ·     Security
·      Government Furnished Information/ Equipment (GFI/GFE) Management ·     Operations Activities


The PEO (U) award is Ausley’s fifth prime award with Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), thus adding to the company’s success in providing full life cycle program support to NAVAIR PMAs. The new contract continues Ausley’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) presence and enables Ausley to competitively grow and achieve success in other program offices.

“Prime contractor support for PEO (U&W) programs has been one of Ausley’s core businesses for the past fifteen years,” said Paul Ausley, Ausley’s chief executive officer. “We are extremely pleased to be provided the opportunity to compete for this business over the next five years as we continue to grow our unmanned business.”
“As a longstanding prime contractor for the Navy’s unmanned aircraft systems, our team is integral to all facets of these programs, from daily operations to long-term milestone planning,” said Wendy Lee, Ausley’s vice president of business development and strategic operations.

“We have been part of the unmanned program offices since their inception,” continued Lee. “Our historical knowledge of the systems, paired with the skills our employees bring to the table, has made us the go-to expert for unmanned systems. This win increases our opportunity to assist the unmanned program offices and continue the outstanding support we have provided for years.”

PEO(U&W) oversees all of the Navy’s unmanned programs, to include Persistent Maritime Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) (PMA-262), Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (PMA-263), Multi-Mission Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems (PMA-266) and Unmanned Carrier Aviation (PMA-268). The platforms supported by this contract provide operational users with near-real-time intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting information. The systems include, but are not limited to:

·     Triton (MQ-4C) ·     RQ-21 Blackjack
·     Broad Area Maritime Surveillance – Demonstrator (BAMS-D) ·     Common Standards and Interoperability (CSI)
·     Group 1 Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems ·     MQ-25 Unmanned Air System
·     Close Range UAS ·     MQ-8 B/C Fire Scout