U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J Hercules tactical tanker-transport
U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J Hercules tactical tanker-transport

SNC Wins US Marine Corps Harvest Hercules Airborne Weapons Kit (HAWK) Contract Award

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace and national security company owned by Eren and Fatih Ozmen, was selected by Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIRSYSCOM) Tactical Airlift Program Office (PMA-207) for an Advanced Prototype Systems Division (APSD)/AIRWorks Prototyping and Limited Production Multiple Award Contract (PLP MAC) Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) award to support the installation of the Harvest Hercules Airborne Weapons Kit (HAWK) on two United States Marine Corps (USMC) KC-130J aircraft. The value of the delivery order is $1.6 million.

“We’re pleased to continue to serve NAVAIR and the USMC with modifying these two KC-130J aircraft,” said Mark Williams, Vice President of Business Development for SNC’s Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Aviation and Security (IAS) business area. This award marks the first competitive win on this contract vehicle for IAS.

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U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 252, load Hellfire missiles on to a KC-130J Super Hercules at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, Feb. 26, 2019.
U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 252, load Hellfire missiles on to a KC-130J Super Hercules with the Harvest Hawk kit at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, Feb. 26, 2019. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paige C. Stade)

Harvest HAWK Plus significantly enhances the capability and lethality of the KC-130J through an integrated, multi-sensor imagery and reconnaissance and air-to-ground weapons kit that provides real time intelligence gathering, target detection, identification, tracking, and precision guided munition delivery via wing and door-mounted launchers to perform the close air support mission for the Marine Corps.IAS is a leading integrator for special mission aircraft, including major AC-130J modifications, MC-130J RF Counter Measures (RFCM), MC-130J AirBorne Mission Networking (AbMN), KC-130J Harvest Hawk Plus, and other mission system upgrades. IAS performs special mission aircraft upgrades in its expansive production space in Colorado Springs, CO.

Owned by Chairwoman and President Eren Ozmen and CEO Fatih Ozmen, SNC is a trusted leader in solving the world’s toughest challenges through best-of-breed, open architecture engineering in Space Systems, Commercial Solutions, and National Security and Defense. SNC is recognized among the three most innovative U.S. companies in space, as a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America’s fastest growing companies. SNC’s 55-year legacy of state-of-the art civil, military and commercial solutions includes delivering more than 4,000 space systems, subsystems and components to customers worldwide, and participation in more than 450 missions to space, including Mars.

U.S. Marine assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 252, preform preflight checks on the Harvest Hercules Aircraft Weapons Kit (HAWK) aboard a KC-130J Super Hercules at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, Feb. 26, 2019.
U.S. Marine assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 252, preform preflight checks on the Harvest Hercules Aircraft Weapons Kit (HAWK) aboard a KC-130J Super Hercules at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paige C. Stade)
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