The U.S. Navy plans to award more than $10 million in funds to projects that will be selected under the Avionics Component Improvement Program for fiscal 2018.
AvCIP seeks to address problems related to avionics systems such as obsolescence issues and decreased readiness and reliability, the Naval Air Systems Command said Wednesday.
NAVAIR’s air combat electronics program office has begun to accept proposals for AvCIP and will ask the selected proposers to submit a complete project proposal by Feb. 24.
A working group composed of NAVAIR representatives, Naval Supply Center Logistics managers, Marine Corps’ avionics officers and acquisition professionals will conduct a briefing with project proposers in May and will choose the projects by the end of that month.
NAVAIR will accept proposals for the program through Jan. 27.
Of the 14 proposals assessed in 2016, the working group selected and awarded funds to 10 projects that include the MH-60 helicopter’s multi-spectral targeting system infrared laser system and the EA-18G electronic warfare aircraft’s fiber optic harness redesign.