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Air Force Awards 17 Spots on $499M Anti-Tamper Tech Development IDIQ Contract

The U.S. Air Force has awarded 17 companies positions on a potential $499 million contract to design, develop, test and deliver anti-tamper systems to protect critical program information and technologies from adversarial tamper efforts.

The Air Force Life Cycle Management at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio launched a competitive acquisition process and received 20 offers for the multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.

The platforms to be purchased through the IDIQ contract will be integrated into a wide range of DOD programs.

The service branch will obligate $1,000 per vendor using research, development, test and evaluation funds for fiscal year 2024 and expects work to occur in the continental U.S. through Feb. 28, 2030.

In October 2022, a solicitation notice was issued for the multiple-award contract. Secure processing, volume protection and sensors and cryptographic protection are the IDIQ contract’s technology and product development areas.

The awardees are:

  • Battelle
  • Boeing (NYSE: BA)
  • Draper
  • Chip Scan
  • General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) mission systems business,
  • GE Aviation Systems
  • Honeywell International (Nasdaq: HON)
  • Idaho Scientific
  • Kratos Defense and Security Solutions (Nasdaq: KTOS)
  • L3Harris Technologies (NYSE: LHX)
  • Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)
  • Mercury Systems (NYSE: MRCY)
  • Microsemi SOC
  • Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC)
  • Radiance Technologies
  • RTX’s (NYSE: RTX) Raytheon subsidiary
  • Sabre Systems

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