Army aviation test center deal goes to Westar

A five-year, $21 million contract to deliver support and IT services to the Army Aviation Technical Test Center has been awarded to Westar Aerospace & Defense Group Inc.

Under the contract, Westar of St. Louis will furnish data and IT services, multimedia support and preparation, and administrative and logistics tasks.

Westar has been the prime contractor for the test center's support and data services since 1995. The company helps the center plan, conduct, analyze and report on the development and qualifications of aircraft, aviation systems and related equipment.

Based at Fort Rucker, Ala., the center is the Army's aviation development flight-test organization. It evaluates rotary and fixed-wing aircraft and their related aviation systems and equipment.

Roseanne Gerin is a staff writer for Government Computer News' sister publication, Washington Technology.

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