ARINC won a $9.5 million U.S. Navy contract to provide technical engineering support for approach landing systems and unmanned aerial systems, the company announced Wednesday.
On Feb. 28, the Navy awarded the 5-year follow-on contract valued at less than $41 million.
The company has been the prime contractor for the Navy’s joint precision approach landing systems and UAS programs since 1997.
ARINC heads a team of 12 subcontractors to support the programs.
Brian Dewey, defense systems director, said the company’s engineering services unit helps the Navy develop satellite navigation applications and currently manages two automated landing programs for both the Navy and the Air Force.
Dewey said the company is also helping the Naval Air Warfare Center’s aircraft division develop automated landing technologies.
On July 2, 2011, the Navy and the company conducted a test landing of the F/A-18D aircraft aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.
The Navy said the test demonstrated the integrated digital control of autonomous carrier aircraft operations.