WASHINGTON (May 18, 2015)The U.S. Department of Defense recently announced the following contract awards that pertain to local Navy activities.
AMEWAS, California, Maryland, is being awarded a $48,000,068 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for technical support services in support of the Integrated Battlespace Simulation and Test Department. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Maryland, and is expected to be completed in May 2016. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $2,000,000 will be obligated at time of award, none of which expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to10 U.S.C. 2304 (c) (1). The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00421-15-C-0038).
M7 Aerospace LLC, San Antonio, Texas, is being awarded a $13,354,491 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery requirements contract (N00019-11-D-0002) to exercise an option for logistics support for 12 Navy/Marine Corps UC-35 aircraft and seven Navy C-26 aircraft located at nine global locations. Services to be provided include organizational and depot level maintenance, parts, support equipment maintenance, and engineering support. Work will be performed at the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Barking Sands, Hawaii (15 percent); Marine Corp Air Station (MCAS) Futenma, Japan (15 percent); Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland (10 percent); Fleet Marine Reserve Detachment, Belle Chase, Louisiana (10 percent); Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy (10 percent); Naval Support Activity, Naples, Italy (10 percent); MCAS Miramar, California (10 percent); MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina (5 percent); San Antonio, Texas (5 percent); Al Udeid, Qatar (5 percent); and Moron, Spain (5 percent), and is expected to be completed by February 2016. No funds are being obligated at time of award. Funds will be obligated against individual delivery orders as they are issued. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Airborne Tactical Advantage Co., Newport News, Virginia, is being awarded a $41,755,853 firm-fixed-price, cost reimbursement, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract in support of the Contracted Air Services program, which provides contractor-owned and -operated Type III High Subsonic and Type IV Supersonic aircraft to Navy fleet customers for a wide variety of airborne threat simulation capabilities. This provides training for shipboard and aircraft squadron weapon systems operators and aircrew. Work will be performed in Newport News, Virginia (45 percent); Pt. Mugu, California (35 percent); and various locations outside the continental U.S. (20 percent), and is expected to be completed in May 2016. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $5,206,207 will be obligated at time of award, all of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via electronic request for proposals; four offers were received. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-15-D-0026).
ATAC awarded 5-year, 20,000+ flight hour tactical airborne training contract
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (May 18, 2015)—ATAC, a private company comprising the world's only operational corporate fleet of 25 supersonic fighter and attack aircraft plus 30 highly-qualified, former US military fighter instructor pilots, has been awarded a five-year, 20,000 flight-hour contract to provide live airborne adversary training, pilot training and threat simulation to address operational Fleet training requirements for the U.S. Navy. The Contract Air Services program, administered by Naval Air Systems Command, provides contractor-owned and operated aircraft to train ship-board and airborne weapon systems operators on fighter aircraft operation and employment, countering potential enemy airborne threats, and electronic warfare / electronic attack operations. ATAC is also involved in pilot ground training, research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E), operational evaluation of weapons systems, and range support. In addition to the Navy, Air Force and Marines, customers include other Department of Defense and non-DoD agencies, NATO and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers.
ATAC flies subsonic and supersonic fighter aircraft to provide Navy airborne training services from four primary locations in the continental US, Hawaii and Japan. The company flies modified F-21/C-2 Kfirs, a supersonic fighter aircraft formerly flown by the Israeli Air Force, and the British-designed Mk.58 Hunter which were purchased from Switzerland. The company employs former US fighter instructor pilots and TOPGUN instructors from the Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps to operate their aircraft.
The Naval Air Systems Command Commercial Air Services Contract submissions were accepted late in 2013 but just recently awarded. ATAC had been the incumbent service provider, having supported Navy tactical air services since the late 1990's. At least four other competitors were involved in the competition.
The company's website (www.atacusa.com) describes the company as being headquartered in Virginia with flying bases in California, Hawaii, Japan and Germany. Due to the high cost of operating military aircraft, the company states their support of training missions saves more than $100 million in annual training O&M costs, or in excess of $500 million over the last five years. ATAC is the only civilian tactical airborne services provider approved to train at the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) and the Navy Strike Air Warfare Center, and also is the only civilian entity approved to fly against U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors. ATAC also supports the USAF - European theater with airborne training as well.