Arctic Directory: Calista subsidiary renews multi-billion dollar contract
Yulista Aviation Inc., a subsidiary of Calista Corp., and Science and Engineering Services Inc. said Sept. 28 that its joint venture with Redstone Defense System was awarded a $4.5 billion dollar competitive federal contract to develop rapid-response hardware for the Department of Defense. The incumbent, Yulista Management Services, spent 10 years in a partnership with SES working on the Prototype Integration Facility. The new contract, PIF II, is a three-year base contract with an option of two additional years.
“This is the result of a decade of hard work by our skilled employees,” said Monica James, president of Yulista. “Through our innovative designs, we have developed a strong relationship with our military men and women and have sharpened our skills as a company.”
As technology evolves, it is critical for U.S. military branches to be equipped with the most advanced hardware available. The contract calls for Yulista to make hardware improvements or changes to technology capabilities when the need arises.
PIF initially focused on missile and aviation improvements, but Yulista has received numerous accolades for their inventions, including developing Humvee crew extraction rings and hardware that allows machine guns to operate in a cold climate.
It is unknown how much of the contract ceiling will be utilized because the work is awarded on the basis of specific needs. Yulista is based in Huntsville, Ala., but the contract’s projects take place around the world.