Booz Allen Hamilton has secured a contract to provide complex technical support to the US Air Force’s (USAF) 96th Test Wing (96th TW).

Under the terms of $53m contract, Booz Allen Hamilton Engineering Services will provide command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities. It will also supply other technical, engineering and research management support.

Booz Allen Hamilton Engineering Services senior vice-president Lee Wilbur said: "As the 96th Test Wing helps the Air Force deploy new technologies, we will work as an essential partner to help the TW do the same.

"This opportunity builds upon an enduring, productive relationship, while helping the 96th TW chart a bold, productive course for the future."

"This opportunity builds upon an enduring, productive relationship."

The company will primarily focus on the provision of systems engineering support for all phases of technology transition of C4ISR, from development through prototyping, sustainment, and test and evaluation.

In addition, the company’s team will assist in the management and systems engineering for net centric warfare support to the Joint Gulf Range Complex.

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The contract work is also expected to involve capabilities related to digital video exploitation and analysis, as well as 3D visualisation, and sensors.

In particular, the services are anticipated to support the 96th TW in addressing the joint forces mission requirements.

Located at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, 96th TW serves as the test and evaluation centre for Air Force delivered weapons, navigation and guidance systems, command and control systems, and the Air Force Special Operations Command systems.

The wing performs developmental test and evaluation across the complete system lifecycle for Air Force Systems Program Offices, the Air Force Research Laboratory and logistics and product centres. It also plays the same role for the major commands and other Department of Defense services and US Government agencies; foreign military sales and private industry.

The expert evaluation and validation of the performance of systems wing provided by the wing ensures that the soldiers have technologically superior, reliable, maintainable, sustainable and safe systems.

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