Sierra Nevada Corporation Aviation Expertise and Capabilities Recognized with GSA’s ASTRO Contract
SPARKS, Nev., October 26, 2021 – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace and national security company owned by Eren and Fatih Ozmen, was selected by the General Services Administration (GSA) for the ASTRO master contract to research, develop, maintain, support and operate manned and unmanned platforms and robotics systems.
“SNC is honored to be able to contribute to this important and innovative research and work,” said Mark Williams, Sr. Vice President of Strategy. “This contract reflects the trust that SNC has built with its customers as an innovative, agile and responsive solutions provider, and our reputation for excellence, on-time delivery and outstanding mission readiness.”
Sponsored by the Department of Defense (DOD) and managed by GSA’s Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM), the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract covers work for the operation and maintenance of robotics and unmanned systems, including intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms.
SNC has nearly 60 years of expertise in aviation innovation, modernization and integration as well as aeronautics technical and maintenance support. The company provides global ISR aircraft lifecycle support – designing, developing and delivering rugged hardware and open architecture software for aerial ISR solutions for manned and unmanned aircraft, as well as manned/unmanned teaming efforts.
Administered through GSA’s FEDSIM, the ASTRO contract focuses on providing innovative, future technology, products, solutions and capabilities to the DOD across all domains, including land, air and sea. The contract has a potential value in the multi-billions with no defined ceiling value and a 10-year ordering period.
About Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC)
Owned by Chairwoman and President Eren Ozmen and CEO Fatih Ozmen, SNC is a trusted leader in solving the world’s toughest challenges through best-of-breed, open architecture engineering in Space Systems, Commercial Solutions, and National Security and Defense. SNC is recognized among The Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Space and was selected as a US Best Managed Company for two consecutive years. For nearly 60 years, SNC has delivered state-of-the-art civil, military and commercial solutions including more than 4,000 space systems, subsystems and components to customers worldwide, and participated in more than 500 missions to space, including to Mars. In spring 2021, SNC announced the transition of its Space Systems business area to an independent commercial space company, Sierra Space.