Ideal Aerosmith Awarded $17M Contract

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has awarded North Dakota-based Ideal Aerosmith, Inc. a massive contract for the creation of an Expeditionary Mission Support Station (EMSS). This contract comes in at a maximum of $25,685,970 cost-plus-fixed-feed deal. And will include a ground station for controlling multiple unmanned aircraft and sensor systems.

The contract is funded at $17 million, but includes a 12-month option period which would bring the total up to $25 million. This optional period funding has not yet been approved.

Ideal Aerosmith is best known for their motion testing technology. They work to develop innovative motion testing solutions from hardware to software. This motion simulation testing can be applied to a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive electronics, and petroleum industries around the world.  

The contract with EMSS will include updating the advanced mission planning systems and is strategically important for allowing dedicated Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) assets and the collection of this ISR data for use in the planning process. Ideal Aerosmith will create the mission planning software capable of collecting and processing this ISR data – both classified and non-classified. They will aim to make the software capable of planning multi-day routes with dynamic weather considerations which may change over both time and location.

“The technology developed under this contract will help missions across the globe to be better informed, supporting the safety and effectiveness of our servicemembers,” said Senator John Hoeven. Hoeven had been working with the ONR to secure this deal with Ideal Aerosmith. 

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