BAE Systems has been awarded a US Air Force (USAF) sustainment and obsolescence management contract to provide diminishing manufacturing sources and material shortages (DMSMS) support.

Valid for a period of five years, the $66.6m contract is with 429th Supply Chain Management Squadron at Tinker AFB in Oklahoma, US.

Under the contract, BAE Systems will deliver its advanced component obsolescence management (AVCOM) set of tools and services.

These services will enable the USAF to pre-emptively lower mission capability impacts during the lifecycles of weapons systems and other assets.

BAE Systems Air Force Solutions vice-president and general manager DMSMS programme Pete Trainer said: “In this next iteration of the DMSMS program, BAE Systems will be implementing an innovative Cloud-based technology suite to enhance predictive analytics to the US Air Force.

“Delivering this enhanced AVCOM technology roadmap demonstrates our continued commitment to the airforce’s digital transformation.”

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AVCOM’s database has access to over 100 million parts. The customised web-enabled obsolescence management tool of AVCOM’s database helps users forecast ‘when a part will become obsolete or too expensive to procure’.

The BAE solution has been recognised as the USAF’s ‘DMSMS Tool of Choice’ annually since 2001.

The USAF has awarded the latest contract for the tenth consecutive time to BAE Systems.

According to BAE Systems, this is the largest valued contract so far.

Work will be performed at BAE Systems’ facilities in the US states of Florida, Georgia, and Utah.

Some of the activities will also be performed at Hill AFB in Utah, Tinker AFB in Oklahoma, Robins AFB in Georgia and Wright Patterson AFB in Ohio.