The Government is conducting market research to identify potential sources that possess the manufacturing capabilities, expertise and experience to meet qualification requirements for the manufacture of the Variable Speed Drogue (VSD). The VSD is a subassembly of the Air Refueling Pod installed on Air Force Special Operations Command MC-130J aircraft, originally designed by Sergeant Fletcher. At this time, the Government is investigating the ability for the manufacturing of the VSD to be released as a competitive acquisition. The Government has a complete data package for a competitive acquisition and a number of those drawings will be provided in this posting for review.
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