Military Embedded Systems

WASP avionics software wins award for program upgrade


April 29, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Photo courtesy of DCS.

LEXINGTON PARK, Md. DCS Corporation has received an award from long-time customer NAVAIR PMA-281 for the development of Weaponeering and Stores Planning (WASP) software, version 5.0. The total value of this award 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 (BOA) from PMA-281.

WASP is the NAVAIR Airworthiness Office (AIR 4.0P) authorized permanent flight clearance system designed to provide authorized stores and configurations, limits, authorized release parameters, weights and drag, and moment arms for the F/A-18 aircraft.

WASP aims to replicate the manual Store/Weapon Safety of Flight (SOF) Checklist of the Naval Aviation Technical Information Product (NATIP), and to integrate Government-developed models for aircraft performance, guided weapons trajectories, and fragmentation clouds.

By adhering to the loading, carriage and delivery recommendations of WASP, the company claims that Navy aircrews can maximize the effectiveness of weapons against targets, while maintaining the safety of the aircraft and personnel.



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