Air Force Picks 12 Firms for $3B R&D Support IDIQ

researchTwelve companies will compete for task orders to perform technical area tasks in support of research and development work for the U.S. Air Force under a potential five-year, $3 billion contract.

The Defense Department said Thursday that contractors will provide research, development, test and evaluation, and advisory and assistance services to the Air Force under the Defense Systems Technical Area Tasks program.

Contract work will occur over a one-year base period and could extend for up to four additional option years.

Awardees include:

  • Alion Science and Technology
  • Battelle Memorial Institute
  • Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH)
  • EOIR Technologies
  • Georgia Tech Research Institute
  • MacAulay-Brown
  • ManTech TSG-2 Joint Venture
  • Prescient Edge Corp.
  • Strategic Analysis Inc.
  • TASC
  • URS Federal Services
  • Wyle Laboratories

The Pentagon lists the contract’s focus areas as including advanced materials; autonomous systems; directed energy; energetics; military sensing; non-lethal weapons and information operations; reliability, maintainability, quality, supportability, and interoperability.

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