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Contractor: Boeing Company
The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pa., was awarded on Jan. 30, 2009, a $7,347,421 cost plus fixed fee contract for research with the primary objective of the program to carry out Phase 1 of the DiscRotor Risk Reduction Study. The DiscRotor concept consists of a fixed-wing aircraft fitted with a retractable single rotor. The DiscRotor concept has substantial potential to provide a high-speed, high-altitude aircraft (400+ KTAS at 30,000 ft) that has the hover and low-speed characteristics of a helicopter. Work is being performed at Philadelphia, Pa., and Blacksburg, Va., with an estimated completion date of Jul 31, 2011. One bid was solicited and one bid received. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Va., is the contracting activity (HR0011-09-C-0056).
Total Contract Value: $7,347,421