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Unisys NASA Research Center's contractor of year

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NASA’s Langley Research Center Selects Unisys as Large Business Contractor of the Year

Company has served NASA for 32 years

NASA’s Langley Research Center has honored Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) with its Large Business Contractor of the Year award, the company announced today. Criteria for Unisys’ selection included technical performance; administrative management and outreach - including Unisys mentoring activities on behalf of small businesses and/or minority contractors.

Unisys’ service to NASA Langley Research Center spans the initial contract award in 1976 and six successful re-competes, either of Simulation and Flight Information Technology Services (SAFITS) or its predecessor contracts. Since Unisys began working for Langley Research Center, its role has grown from providing technical support services to providing high-end, performance-based solutions of SAFITS. These technology services include the software and hardware necessary to conduct simulated atmospheric and space flight research and to advance the state-of-the art of simulation technology. Today, aeronautics and space flight research projects each account for about 50 percent of Unisys’ work with Langley Research Center.

“We’re delighted – and humbled – that Langley Research Center has given us this award. Modeling and simulation are critical to aerospace research, and we are proud to have been part of NASA’s efforts to advance these technologies over more than three decades,” said Ted Davies, managing partner, civilian agencies, Unisys Federal Systems.

Research developments that support the NASA Exploration and Space Mission Directorate and the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate include:
- Planetary Lander Simulation;
- Distributed Space Exploration Simulation;
- Ascent Development Flight Test Simulation;
- Alternate Launch Abort System Simulation;
- Lunar Surface Access Module Delta-V Trajectory Analysis Study;
- Spacecraft Handling Qualities;
- Simulation Development for Supersonic Studies;
- XVS/All Weather Landing, and
- Flight Deck Merging and Spacing Studies.

About Unisys Asia Pacific
Unisys offers clients solutions for secure business operations by aligning technology with business strategy. Drawing on a history of industry innovation and expertise, Unisys provides specialised services, delivered by trusted consultants. In Asia Pacific, Unisys delivers services and solutions through subsidiaries in New Zealand, Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand and through distributors or resellers in other countries in the region. For more information, visit


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