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ASEC-AVIAN Joint Venture awarded five-year Advanced Sensor System Development and Execution contract

LEXINGTON PARK, Md. – The ASEC-AVIAN Joint Venture (A2), was recently awarded a 5 year / $85M contract to provide Airborne Systems Integration support to the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), Webster Outlying Field (WOLF).

“The ASEC-AVIAN JV (A2) is thrilled to be awarded this contract, said Vinnie Bellezza, ASEC’s President and CEO. “Early this past year ASEC and AVIAN formed a Joint Venture (JV) which merges terrific talent from both companies, fully capable of providing the strong support required for the Airborne Systems Integration Division. Again, we are absolutely thrilled and grateful to be given this opportunity, and we are looking forward to it. ”

The contract spans design, development, and demonstration of sensor technologies including Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance; Electro-Optical/Infrared; Hyper-Spectral/Multi-Spectral Imaging; Light Detection and Ranging; Radio Detection and Ranging; Electronic Intelligence; Signals Intelligence; Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive; and Sound Navigation and Ranging for a variety of manned and unmanned airborne and shipborne platforms and fixed and mobile ground stations.

“This is a tremendous win for our team,” said Kevin Switick, CEO of AVIAN. “The A2 joint-venture expands the market space and allows us to work together instead of competing over the same work. Better yet, NAWCAD gets all the benefits of small business tailored support with the reach back and resources of a larger business. It’s a pretty great win-win.”

This win is for a single-award, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract. The A2 team is comprised of ASEC, the managing partner in the ASEC-AVIAN joint-venture; AVIAN; ABSI Aerospace & Defense; Dynamic Aviation; Navmar Applied Sciences; Platform Aerospace; Torch Technologies and Valkyrie.

About ASEC-AVIAN Joint-Venture (A2)

A2 is a Joint-Venture of ASEC and AVIAN, Inc. in which the two employee-owned companies are operating as a single company - with all the responsiveness and reachability of a small business and the resources of a large one.

Together, ASEC and AVIAN hold thirty-one prime contracts, located at twenty sites across the United States, and employ over 600 people.

About ASEC

ASEC is a 100% employee-owned small business headquartered in Lexington Park, Md. that is dedicated to “Doing what's right for the warfighter.” The company is comprised of over 280 hard-working experienced professionals located across the country. ASEC Has been supporting the Navy for over 15 years providing systems engineering, test and evaluation, technical publications, training, and Manned and Unmanned flight services.

ASEC’s employees are the keys to the company’s success. Through them, ASEC grew into a strong and successful organization boasting many awards and accomplishments. ASEC was recognized as the Patuxent Partnership Member of the Year and the company’s Jacksonville, Florida location was recognized as Jacksonville’s “Best Place to Work” by Jacksonville Business Journal (Feb 16).


AVIAN (pronounced *ae-v-yin*) is a service-disabled, veteran owned small business that delivers resourceful, responsive and reachable solutions to a wide range of government and commercial customers and clients. It provides program, financial, and logistics management; engineering and systems engineering; test and evaluation of manned and unmanned aerial systems; workforce development and training, communication strategy and graphic design. 

AVIAN is headquartered in Lexington Park, Maryland with employees located across the country in support of organizations including the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR); the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), the Office of Naval Research; the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) and commercial clients such as Loon.

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