QinetiQ North America has won a six-year indefinite-deliver/indefinite-quantity award potentially worth $36.5 million to provide expert scientific and analytical support to the U.S. Air Force Technical Applications Center.
The contract is firm-fixed-price with cost-plus-fixed-fee and time and material line items.
QinetiQ will aid AFTAC’s Atmosphere and Space Directorate support operation and maintenance of the U.S. atomic energy detection system, which monitors foreign compliance with treaties that limit nuclear testing.
QinetiQ will work with scientists and engineers to support mission readiness with:
- Advanced concepts to improve current detection and analysis methods, techniques, tools and systems
- Research and development of systems and detection technologies to meet future operational mission requirements for monitoring treaties and other directed technology applications
QinetiQ will initially provide scientific, engineering and analytical services and support the migration of legacy operational software into a services-oriented architecture with improved mission performance.
Future efforts will support the development of advanced sensor exploitation and evaluation methodologies.
“QinetiQ North America is very excited about the new partnership with AFTAC, a critical component in America’s national security umbrella, ” said Joe Broadwater, executive vice president, aerospace operations for QinetiQ North America. “This is an excellent opportunity to bring the high value engineering and scientific expertise we provide to NASA and other federal agencies to the professionals supporting AFTAC’s mission. We look forward to a long and valued collaborative environment.”