Peraton Labs Inc., Basking Ridge, New Jersey, is awarded a $9,201,033 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the non-recurring engineering, development, production, testing and integration of 1553 Data Bus Cybersecurity Intrusion Detection/Intrusion Prevention System (IDS/IPS) devices for the MQ-8C Fire Scout. The non-recurring engineering is to design/develop the hardware, firmware, and software to meet MQ-8C integration requirements, to include relevant qualification testing. Additionally, this contract will provide two fully qualified IDS/IPS prototype kits. Work will be performed in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, and is expected to be completed in May 2025. Fiscal 2023 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $2,944,399; and fiscal 2022 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $6,256,634 will be obligated at the time of award, $6,256,634 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S. Code 2304(c) (1). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N0001923C0048).