NASA’s Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va. has
selected two companies in Virginia and one in California to
provide the agency with aerospace models and development test
hardware for spaceflight and ground-based tests.

Dynamic Engineering Inc., doing business as Allied Aerospace
Industries and Advanced Technologies, Inc., both of Newport
News, Va., and Tri Models, Inc., of Huntington Beach, Calif.,
will support NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field,
Calif.; Glenn Research Center, Cleveland; Marshall Space
Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.; and Langley with precision
design and fabrication services.

The value of this multiple-award, performance-based contract
is $49 million over five years.

Called the reliance consolidated models-design and/or
fabrication of aerospace-models systems contract, the new
award consolidates design and fabrication activities for the
agency. "We have found that consolidating the needs of NASA’s
field centers and offering multiple vendors simplifies the
procurement process and ensures the best value for the
government," said Robert K. Hedgepeth, Langley’s technical
expert and chair of the source evaluation team.

Contracted precision equipment may include wind tunnel
models, drop models, model components, model support systems,
test equipment, turbomachinery models, aircraft flight test
hardware, space flight hardware, structural test articles and
instrumentation devices to measure force, moment,
acceleration, attitude, pressure strain and temperature.