Technology, engineering and management solutions provider DCS Corp. has received an award from Naval Air Systems Command PMA-281 for the development of Weaponeering and Stores Planning, or WASP, software, version 5.0.
The total award value is $7.5 million with a 20-month period of performance. The WASP 5.0 task order was received under a recently awarded Basic Ordering Agreement from PMA-281.
“DCS is proud of our 20-plus year association with the WASP product and the important capability that it provides to the warfighter to safely and effectively accomplish the mission,” said Air Sea Forces Support Sector Manager Larry Egbert. “We are grateful for the continued confidence of one of our longest and most important customers, NAVAIR PMA-281.”
WASP is the NAVAIR Airworthiness Office-authorized permanent flight clearance system that provides authorized stores and configurations, limits, authorized release parameters, weights and drag, and moment arms for the F/A-18 aircraft.
WASP replicates the manual Store/Weapon Safety of Flight Checklist of the Naval Aviation Technical Information Product, and integrates government-developed models for aircraft performance, guided weapons trajectories and fragmentation clouds.
By adhering to the loading, carriage and delivery recommendations of WASP, Navy aircrews can maximize the effectiveness of weapons against targets, while maintaining the safety of the aircraft and personnel.
DCS has supported WASP since 2009, serving in leadership roles and providing technical expertise.