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Naval Research Laboratory RC-12M
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Costs and Scheduling -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Costs VXS-1 operates as a Service Cost Center within the framework of the Navy Working Capital Fund (NWCF). Accordingly, costs must be recovered via user fees/stabilized billing rate charges to customers. Customers are charged based on a fixed billing rate per flight hour and for project-specific reimbursable costs. Fuel costs are not included in flight hour rates. Fuel will be charged at the current DoD fuel rate. Additionally, to minimize rates charged to customers, and per NWCF financial policies, projects canceled by customers after work has begun will be charged for all direct costs associated with planning, material issues, and associated overhead expenses. Scheduling Projects (including both airborne projects and installations) shall not be considered "scheduled" until the Military Support Division (Code 1400) has received an Authorization to Charge Research Division Job Order Number form from the customer. A project can be "penciled in" on the long-range timeline upon receipt of a Flight Service Request form in order to facilitate planning, but the project shall not be moved to the monthly schedules without an Authorization to Charge. Notification Project managers are advised that the Authorization to Charge Research Division Job Order Number form should be received no later than 90 days before start of installation. If the form is not received and another project with funding requests the aircraft, sponsors shall be notified, and advised that they are being replaced on the schedule. Rates Customer Billing Rates are published each fiscal year. View Current Rates Forms Authorization to Charge Research Division Job Order Number Flight Service Request
Airborne Platforms
The Naval Research Laboratory Military Support Division and VXS-1 (formerly known as the Flight Support Detachment) provide airborne research platforms for the Naval Research Laboratory, the United States Navy, U.S. Government, and it's contract agencies. Located onboard the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC, the Military Support Division (Code 1400) is responsible for the scheduling, planning, and payment processing of airborne projects. Additionally, all military administration for the Laboratory is handled by the division. VXS-1 (Code 1600) maintains a fleet of three uniquely-configured, research-modified Lockheed NP-3D "Orion" aircraft and one RC-12. Located onboard the Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, MD, VXS-1 is responsible for the training, qualifications, and proficiency of all assigned personnel, as well as the maintenance of the research aircraft, and detachment coordination. Committed to safety, NRL has logged over 64,000 flight hours and completed over 42 years of accident free flying. This committment to safety has been recognized by VXS-1 being awarded the Chief of Naval Operations Aviation Safety Award.
CDR John J Coffey, USN
Naval Research Laboratory/VXS-1
4555 Overlook Ave SW, Code 1400 Washington DC 20375-5320
(202) 767-2273
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Lower Radome to accommodate radar/electro optic projects Engines wired to support project specific generator Research Load center Provide Ckt breakered 115Vac for projects Isolate projects from basic A/C systems Floor rails to support up to three operator/equipment stations Removable seats, (can be utilized for transporting personnel/parts in support of projects)
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