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22 Nov 2022

US Air Force Awards Contract for Combat Support Systems Modernization

US Air Force Awards Contract for Combat Support Systems Modernization
Originally posted on DefenseAdvancement

The US Air Force has awarded Amentum a five-year contract to provide research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) services for the US Army’s Program Executive Office (PEO) Combat Support and Combat Service Support (CS&CSS) and PEO Ground Combat Systems (GCS). 

Under this $126 million contract, Amentum will use its RDT&E solutions to develop recommendations concerning fleet life cycle, logistics, sustainment, operational readiness and other key areas for the US Army. The company’s solutions will come with complex reliability, maintainability, quality, supportability and interoperability analysis and system sustainment analysis.

Amentum’s research will also create business cases for the development, integration, sustainment and eventual demilitarization of Army PEO CS&CSS and GCS assets, including watercraft systems and ground combat systems which fulfill the complete spectrum of combat and combat support capability requirements of the Department of Defense (DoD).

“Our proven agile digital engineering solutions and expert professionals, combined with our deep history of operations and sustainment for Army watercraft and ground systems, will inform our Army customers of future system development, provide recommendations to reduce future life cycle costs, and ensure system interoperability for America’s soldiers,” said Jill Bruning, President of Amentum’s Engineering, Science and Technology Group.

Amentum will apply sophisticated engineering solutions to ensure that PEO CS&CSS and PEO GCS systems are designed to work cohesively as parts of larger systems that fulfill DoD requirements for combat operations, including transportation of materiel, personnel, and supply services to and from battlefields and disaster sites via land and by water.

The five-year contract was awarded under the DoD Information Analysis Center (IAC)’s Multiple-Award Contract (MAC) vehicle. The DoD IAC MAC task orders are awarded by the US Air Force’s 774th Enterprise Sourcing Squadron to develop and create new knowledge for the enhancement of the Defense Technical Information Center repository and the research and development and science and technology community. Work will be performed primarily in the Warren, MI area.

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