ARCTOS Technology Solutions (ARCTOS) was named among the awardees for the General Service Administration (GSA) Federal Systems Integration Management Center (FEDSIM) ASTRO program—a multiple-award, indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract supporting research and development (R&D) for military vehicles and weapons systems.

As a leading defence technology solutions provider, ARCTOS was awarded the ASTRO Research Pool for exclusive bidding on all the R&D opportunities associated with manned, unmanned, optionally manned, and counter unmanned systems (UxS) platforms for land, air, sea, or space. The areas of focus include but are not limited to: advanced technology pilots and trials; airworthiness; new product or process development; prototyping; blockchain; process and product enhancements/updates; data sciences; quality and information assurance; and developmental and joint testing, evaluation, verification, and validation.

All ASTRO Task Orders to be released over the period of performance will have a minimum guaranteed contract value of $100 million each, and the GSA has not set a cap for the maximum contract value that may be attained.

“Being selected to serve on the GSA FEDSIM ASTRO program opens up large-scale, global opportunities for ARCTOS to expand our research and development to the next generation of manned and unmanned systems,” said ARCTOS Chief Technology Officer Joe Sciabica. “ASTRO has been a highly anticipated contract for the entire defence industry, as the GSA supports nearly every military unit and federal agency and is gearing up to launch numerous innovative, critical missions over the next 10 years.”


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