January 11, 2021 Tanya Bassett

Adams Communication & Engineering Technology (ACET) Awarded $33.8M Task Order to support PMA 299 MH-60 System Modifications and Upgrades

Reston, VA – December 18, 2020: Adams Communication & Engineering Technology, Inc. (ACET) has been selected by NAVAIR PMA-299, under the Program Executive Officer, Air Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Assault and Special Mission Programs, (PEO(A)) for life cycle support of multiple Seahawk variants including the MH-60R and MH-60S. The Seahawk missions include ASW, Anti-surface Warfare (ASUW), Search-and-Rescue (SAR), Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC), Communications Relay (COMMREL), Vertical Replenishment (VERTREP) and Naval Gunfire Support (NGFS). PMA-299 programs range from the Systems Development and Demonstration phase to the Operations and Support phase.

The H-60 In-Service Support Center (ISSC), Fleet Support Team (FST) located at Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE), MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina, is responsible for providing A-kit hardware fabrication and aircraft systems integration support of engineering change modifications to various models of US Navy H-60 Seahawk to meet Fleet requirements in support of the PMA-299 Program Office.

Existing Naval MH-60R and MH-60S aircraft are undergoing aircraft modifications to meet the warfighters’ needs in the ever-changing environment in which they fly to protect our service men and women. New updated/technically advanced systems that did not exist when the aircraft were fielded are being added through retrofit kit installations.

ACET will provide personnel, facilities, tooling and equipment and material necessary to perform modification efforts required to design, fabricate, assemble, and support rapid prototyping / system installation of engineering change modifications to various models of US Navy and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) H-60 Seahawk aircraft in support of the H-60 FST. ACET will provide:

  • Artisans, infrastructure, and Quality Assurance/Quality Control support to procure or fabricate items necessary for new retrofit kits, as identified in Government-provided technical directive A-kit parts lists and associated drawings, or update existing retrofit kits due to rapid and/or emergent changing requirements in support of the Global War On Terror (GWOT).
  • Field Teams and Quality Assurance/Quality Control personnel to install new updated/technically advanced systems into MH-60R/S US Navy and FMS H-60 Seahawk aircraft using Government-provided retrofit kits and technical directives.
  • Rapid technical and engineering support services in the areas of air vehicle, avionics, and systems installation in support of prototype or emergent changing requirements in support of the GWOT.
  • Artisans, infrastructure, and Quality Assurance/Quality Control support to rapid prototype manufacturing, fabrication, acquisition, kit assembly, kit component modification, and kit shipping capability as required to meet task order objectives.

System installation will take place at primary government sites Naval Base (NB) Coronado, California; Naval Station (NS) Norfolk, Virginia; and Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, Florida. Other performance, including acceptance and inspection, will take place at an ACET facility in Havelock, NC.

About ACET
ACET is a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB), with offices in Waldorf, MD, Lexington Park, MD, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD and headquarters in Reston, VA. We are an established technology company providing integrated products and solutions for Government Defense, Intelligence, and other Federal Agencies. Our core competencies align to the current and anticipated needs of our customers. They address emerging global security challenges in key areas, such as Aerial solutions and support, Cybersecurity, Health IT, C4ISR, Intelligence, and Enterprise Network Operations, which are critical to the defense of our Nation and her allies. ACET is committed to maintaining the highest quality standards, supported by our ISO 27001:2013, ISO 9001:2015, AS9100D, AS9110C, ISO/IEC 20000-1:2018, ISO 14001:2015, and CMMI Level 3 for Development and Services certifications and appraisals.