MacB wins contract to provide EPASS services for US AFLCMC

13 September 2016 (Last Updated September 13th, 2016 18:30)

MacAulay-Brown (MacB) has received a task order to support the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Special Operations Forces (SOF) Directorate of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC).

MacAulay-Brown (MacB) has received a task order to support the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Special Operations Forces (SOF) Directorate of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC).

The engineering, professional and administrative support services (EPASS) task order covers a wide range of engineering, acquisition, logistics, evaluation and testing services.

Work under the contract includes studies and analysis for the AC-130J Ghostrider aircraft, the HC/MC-130J Recapitalisation Programme and Battlefield Airmen mission areas, MacB said in a statement.

"These capabilities and strike force activities are needed more than ever for US Special Operations Command, Air Force Special Operations Command and Air Combat Command to operate low density, high-demand fleets."

MacB is working with Odyssey Systems Consulting on the five-year, $51m contract at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton. Odyssey Systems provides technical and management consulting services to public sector clients.

The companies will jointly produce integrated solutions for weapon system research and development, as well as production and lifecycle acquisition and sustainment activities.

MacB Advanced Technology Group (ATG) system development operations vice-president Cindy Martin said: “Our team’s full range of capabilities, as well as an understanding of the unique challenges facing the SOF community, ensures the development and sustainment of state-of-the-art weapons systems for the ISR and SOF Directorate.

“These capabilities and strike force activities are needed more than ever for US Special Operations Command, Air Force Special Operations Command and Air Combat Command to operate low density, high-demand fleets that are constantly responding to unconventional threats.”

AFLCMC is one of six specialised centers assigned to Air Force Materiel Command responsible for life cycle management of fighters, bombers, mobility and tanker aircraft and Special Operations weapon systems.

MacB was recently contracted by the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to support the Strategic Planning and Policy Directorate (J-5).