BAE Systems wins $495m instrumentation support contract from US Air Force

BAE Systems has bagged a contract worth $495 million from the US Air Force for continuing to provide a variety of instrumentation support and sustainment services to military and government agencies for the US and its allies.

The UK-based defence, security, and aerospace company said that it has been engaged in the Instrumentation Range Support Program (IRSP) for 35 years. It said that the new contract extends its role in ensuring the operational reliability and accuracy of tracking systems in support of national security missions.

BAE Systems revealed that the single-award contract has a ceiling amount of $945 million over seven years.

Pete Trainer – BAE Systems Air Force Solutions business vice president and general manager said: “Since 1985, we have been the sustainment contractor of choice for the IRSP program to ensure test ranges are operational and mission ready.

“We are pleased to continue our instrumentation sustainment, engineering support, and maintenance services for the 27 IRSP test ranges worldwide. Our work improving the mission readiness of these systems ensures air, missile, and space situational awareness is provided seamlessly to the warfighter and decision makers.”

BAE Systems wins $495m instrumentation support contract from US Air Force

BAE Systems wins $495m instrumentation support contract from US Air Force. Photo courtesy of BAE Systems.

Under the contract, BAE Systems will service components and subsystems for instrumentation tracking systems, which include telemetry, radars, and optical range mission systems, data acquisition systems, flight termination systems, and global positioning systems.

The company will carry out the work on the 27 ranges across the world that are part of the IRSP. These include those in the US operated by the US Air Force, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Army and Navy,  and the US Department of Energy, and also allied ranges operated across the UK, Sweden, Germany, Norway, South Korea, and Switzerland.

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