September 16, 2014 7:05 PM ET

Aerospace and Defense

Company Overview of Sierra Nevada Corporation

Company Overview

Sierra Nevada Corporation develops, engineers, and manufactures high technology electronics, avionics, and communications systems for commercial and government sectors. The company offers space systems; communications, navigation, and surveillance/air traffic management solutions; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance solutions; integrated mission systems; information and sensor solutions; and electronic warfare/range instrumentation solutions. It also provides solutions in the areas of human space flight, microsatellites, telemedicine, renewable/solar energy, navigation and guidance, fusion and transformation, cyber, electronic protection, nanotechnology, and net-centric operations...

444 Salomon Circle

Sparks, NV 89434

United States

Founded in 1963





Key Executives for Sierra Nevada Corporation

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 56
Corporate Vice President and Head of Space Systems
Chief Systems Engineer and Test Pilot
PMI Facility Security Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Sierra Nevada Corporation Key Developments

Sierra Nevada Corp. Wins $1.83 Million Federal Contract

Sierra Nevada Corp. won a $1,827,662.52 federal contract from the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, for electronic countermeasure, counter-counter-measures and quick reaction capability equipment.

Sierra Nevada Corporation Announces Cooperative Understanding with Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency for the Dream Chaser Space System

Sierra Nevada Corporation announced the expansion of its Dream Chaser Space System's global partnership to include Asia and the Pacific Rim through a recently signed memorandum of cooperative understanding with the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). SNC will work with JAXA on potential applications of Japanese technologies and the development of mission concepts for the Dream Chaser spacecraft. Additionally, SNC and JAXA will explore the possibility of launching and landing the Dream Chaser spacecraft in Japan. This international collaboration will widen the breadth of the global capabilities offered by SNC's Dream Chaser reusable, lifting-body spacecraft. Currently, the Dream Chaser is undergoing development and flight test preparations to transport astronauts from the United States and partner nations to low-Earth orbit (LEO) destinations, such as the International Space Station (ISS). The first Dream Chaser orbital launch is scheduled for November 2016.

Sierra Nevada Corporation Wins Second Phase Contract to Aide Pilots in Degraded Visual Environments

The United States Special Operations Command Technology Applications Contracting Office awarded Sierra Nevada Corporation a task order for the next phase under an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for company's Degraded Visual Environment Pilotage System (DVEPS). The company was awarded the contract and a task order for the initial phase following a successful ground test of its DVEPS at the Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona in late April 2014, competing against two other companies. The order is the second phase of a competitive, three phase IDIQ contract including Integrated System Development/Demonstration, Low Rate Production and Qualification Testing. The second phase will begin with the initial Integrated System Demonstration in July 2014.

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