BAE Systems selected to compete for future USAF R&D task orders

3 October 2018 (Last Updated October 3rd, 2018 11:59)

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has selected BAE Systems for the development and delivery of next-generation mission technologies.

BAE Systems selected to compete for future USAF R&D task orders
BAE to deliver next-generation mission technologies. Credit: BAE Systems.

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has selected BAE Systems for the development and delivery of next-generation mission technologies.

Selected by the US Defense Technical Information Center, BAE Systems will be one of 15 companies to compete for future research and development (R&D) task orders.

The task orders will be awarded by the US Air Force Installation Contract Agency (AFICA) / KD Offutt Air Force Base (AFB), Nebraska, as part of a nine-year, indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract.

“This contract provides us with an opportunity to reach across BAE Systems and leverage our own internal research and development investments to help the DoD solve difficult mission challenges.”

Designed to support the US DoD Information Analysis Center Program Management Office, the future task orders to be awarded under the contract will have a total ceiling value of $28bn.

Under the contract, the company will be responsible for providing fast, flexible, low-cost solutions across different technical disciplines in order to meet the current and future technology requirements of the US military.

BAE Systems Intelligence & Security Sector president Al Whitmore said: “This large-scale contract provides us with a tremendous opportunity to reach across BAE Systems and leverage our own internal research and development investments to help the DoD solve its most difficult mission challenges.

“We are excited to help the government leverage innovations in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and directed energy technologies to enhance the security and effectiveness of our warfighters across physical and digital domains.”