Air Force Picks 9 Companies for Potential $496M Datalink Enterprise Support IDIQ

Nine companies have won spots on a potential $496 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to support time-sensitive applications and tactical platforms for the U.S. Air Force‘s DataLinks Enterprise network.

The Defense Department said Tuesday contractors will aim to help the service branch process command and control data along with myriad types of geospatial intelligence, full-motion video and signals intelligence data through delivery orders.

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center received 10 bids for the multiple-award IDIQ contract and will obligate $5,000 to each winner at the time of award.

Awardees are:

  • BAE Systems
  • Boeing (NYSE: BA)
  • Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH)
  • Cubic (NYSE: CUB)
  • L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL)
  • Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)
  • Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC)
  • Raytheon (NYSE: RTN)
  • Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL)

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