U.S. technology company Battelle announced it received a U.S. Navy contract for work on the Naval Synchronization Toolset (NST) for the navy’s fleet of F/A-18 Hornet aircraft.
NST is a forecast analytic system that helps synchronize aircraft capability sets with the reality of availability. Soon, the company said, NST will be improved and made available for the migration of other Navy weapon platforms.
The U.S. Navy recently awarded the five-year $38.6 million contract to Battelle and subcontractor Veracity Forecasting and Analysis, which played a major role in the initial development of NST.
The NST currently enables the Navy to perform operational and maintenance planning for its fleet of F/A-18 Hornets, based on predictive analytics and ‘what if’ decision support.
“We’re glad to be combining our proven track record in analytics and Air Force total cost analysis with the forecasting system developed by Veracity, a leading edge small business,” said Russell Hrdy, program manager in Mission and Defense Technologies.
“We’re eager to begin work to help the Navy manage the F/A 18 and other weapon systems in the most efficient, and cost-effective way possible,” he said. “We also are excited to be working with a new customer and to be in position to explore other areas where the Navy needs help in sustainment of aircraft structural, mechanical and avionics.”