Members of the Aviation and Missile Technology Consortium (AMTC) are developing a payload hosted on small satellites for the U.S. Army, which will provide more effective sensor-to-soldier data transmission in the field.
This research and development project was enabled through an "Other Transaction Agreement" (OTA) in support of the Army and was entered into between Advanced Technology International (ATI) and Iridium under the authority of the Aviation and Missile Technology Consortium (AMTC).
The USG used both the VLC OTA, and the AMTC OTA as the means to obtain an impressive amount of collaboration from 14 industry and academia partners working together as a seamless team. The approach demonstrated the effectiveness and usefulness of an OTA to obtain coordinated, broad-based input and support from industry partners throughout a very large breadth of domain specific expertise.
The OTA awards occurred within seven months, as opposed to a typical 12-month process in a traditional contracting approach.
The Army recently awarded Textron's Bell and a Sikorsky-Boeing team project agreements under an Aviation & Missile Technology Consortium Other Transaction Agreement for the second phase of the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft competitive demonstration and risk-reduction effort.
The project agreements, awarded under the Aviation and Missile Technology Consortium Other Transaction Authority, advance the schedule for FLRAA to an earlier milestone B decision, according to an Army press release issued today.
The Aviation & Missile Technology Consortium, an entity hosted by the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center, has had a resoundingly successful first year.
The Army, by way of an Aviation and Missile Technology Consortium Other Transaction Authority, recently issued a request for proposals for the Future Long Range Assault Aircraft Competitive Demonstration and Risk Reduction effort.
Army to access groundbreaking aviation and missile technologies through 10-year, $2B OTA partnership with industry consortium
The U.S. Army's Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center awarded a new 10-year $2B OTA to the Aviation and Missile Technology Consortium (AMTC).