Parsons-led industry team has won the $953m US Air Force (USAF) Air Base Air Defense (ABAD) indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract.

Under the ten-year contract, the USAF seeks to procure equipment and services to protect air bases within US Africa Command and US European Command areas of responsibility (EUCOM/AFRICOM AOR).

SRC, Leidos, Stellar Solutions, CUBRC, Science Applications International (SAIC), Darkblade, ELTA North America, Leonardo, Black River Systems and Capstone Research are the companies under Parsons-led ABAD team.

Furthermore, Teledyne FLIR, Microsoft, RADA, Liteye, FORTEM, and Rafael will enable Parsons-led ABAD team to utilise expanded technologies.

Parsons ABAD programme manager Shaun McGrath said: “As threats continue to advance and evolve globally, our team of industry leaders is ready to protect the nation’s global warfighters by developing a flexible, responsive, all-domain air base defence system to rapidly detect, alert, deny, or defeat threats ranging from low-cost irregular attacks to hypersonic weapons.

“Our tailored solutions and all-domain expertise combined with next-generation commercial detect and defeat capabilities, enable us to provide constant and reliable protection for our forces today and every day.”

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The team will design, procure, integrate, operate, and maintain ABAD systems.

Parsons noted that the ABAD team will concentrate on the all-domain system maturation comprising commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) and government off-the-shelf (GOTS) software and hardware technologies.

The all-domain system features an integrated design to protect both existing and future USAF air bases.

Work under the contract will be performed at Ramstein Air Base in Germany.