The U.S. Air Force has started to seek industry feedback as the service plans to conduct another on-ramp process for a potential 10-year, $46 billion contract vehicle for weapons, digital and model-based systems engineering, Agile processes, open systems architecture and enterprise analytics.
The Air Force Lifecycle Management Center’s armament directorate at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida wants information on capabilities to rapidly build novel weapons technologies, use innovative ideas and characterize new system concepts and technologies that offer disruptive and revolutionary capabilities to the service as part of the Eglin Wide Agile Acquisition Contract On-Ramp II, according to a request for information published Thursday.
The branch will use the information to expand its knowledge base of potential rapid response capabilities related to all phases and areas of weapons system development, including weapons concepts, concept development and demonstration and systems procurement to meet future and existing weapons systems requirements.
EWAAC customers include AFLCMC/EB divisions, Special Operations Command Detachment 1, Air Force Research Laboratory and the Air Force Nuclear Warfare Center.
In September 2021, the Air Force awarded 55 vendors spots on the EWAAC multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Two months later, the service sought proposals for the contract vehicle’s first on-ramp process.
Responses to the RFI are due Dec. 15.