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For Release: November 22, 1996

Michael Finneran
(757) 864-6121/23

RELEASE NO. 96-177

NASA LANGLEY AWARDS CONTRACTS FOR TEST MODELS, HARDWARE

NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., is awarding three 5-year contracts totalling a potential $90-million to companies that will design and/or fabricate aerospace test hardware and aircraft models.

The required work to be performed is a consolidation of several contracts from NASA's Ames, Langley and Lewis research centers.

  • Advanced Technologies Inc. of Newport News is the prime contractor, teaming with West Tool and Manufacturing Inc. of Cleveland, Ohio, ADF Corp. of Brook Park, Ohio, and Tri-Models Inc. of Huntington Beach, Calif.
  • Dynamic Engineering Inc. of Newport News is the prime contractor teaming with Modern Machine and Tool Co. Inc. of Newport News.
  • A third prime contractor, Micro Craft Inc., of Tullahoma, Tenn., is not teamed with another company.

The contract provides for the design and/or fabrication of aerospace model systems and developmental test hardware used for space flight, air flight, and ground-based tests.

Each of the three contracts provides a minimum of $200,000 for the 5-year performance period, not to exceed $90 million total.

No Hampton Roads companies were among the unsuccessful bidders.

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