Reliance Consolidated Models V and Force Measurement Support Services.
Newport News, VA – October 5, 2018 – NASA Langley Research Center has awarded Calspan Systems Corporation in Newport News, Virginia, the Reliance Consolidated Models V (RECOM V) and Force Measurement Support Services (FMSS) indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts valued at $9.5M and $9.0M respectively.
The Reliance Consolidated Models V (RECOM V) effort is a consolidation of design and/or fabrication of Aerospace Model Systems and Development Test Hardware used for Spaceflight, Flight, Spaceflight Demonstration, and Ground-based tests supporting NASA Langley Research Center. The contract may also be used to support other NASA Centers that require work within the scope of the RECOM V Performance Work Statement. The RECOM V contract has a maximum cumulative value of $9.5M over a 5-year period of performance.
The purpose of Force Measurement Support Services (FMSS) contract is to provide high-quality force and strain measurement capabilities for various programs and projects by providing services to produce, calibrate, repair and develop force and strain measurement capabilities, that incorporate technological advancements to meet current and future aerospace research challenges at Langley Research Center and other NASA centers. The FMSS contract has a maximum cumulative value of $9M over a 5-year period of performance.
Calspan Systems Corp. has a long history of providing wind tunnel models and force measurement support services to NASA Langley. “All of us at Calspan Systems are proud to continue our relationship with NASA Langley that began with our founding in 1972,” said Stephanie Mumford, President Calspan Systems. Calspan’s offerings and expertise in wind tunnel test equipment and services include the design and fabrication of wind tunnel models, model positioning systems and all types of strain-gaged balances.
For more than 70 years, Calspan has been providing research and testing services in the aviation and transportation industries and is internationally recognized for research, testing, and quality. Calspan is privately owned with its headquarters in Buffalo, New York. Calspan conducts flight testing, flight training, aerial survey and mapping, aircraft modifications in Niagara Falls, New York. It has prototype test device manufacturing capabilities in Newport News, Virginia, as well as force measurement equipment manufacturing capability in San Diego, California. At Its headquarters in Buffalo, Calspan hosts a transonic wind tunnel, automotive crash test lab, tire testing facilities, and a sled facility. For more information about Calspan, please visit calspan.com.