$269M to Operate & Maintain Eglin T&T Complex Through FY 2009Jun 16, 2005 06:04 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
InDyne Inc. in McLean, VA received $269 million cost-plus award-fee, cost-reimbursement no-fee contract to provide operation and maintenance of the Eglin Test and Training Complex at the Air Armament Center, Eglin Air Force Base, FL. InDyne is currently recruiting to fill the required positions.
The Eglin AFB Water Test and Evaluation and Training Area airspace borders the southern edge of the Eglin AFB land range complex and extends over the Gulf of Mexico. The overwater range contains a number of test areas that are used for long-range, all altitude, air-to-air activities including drone target engagements, electronic combat, and long-range (or anti-ship) air-to-surface and surface-to-surface evaluations.
Unique features of the overwater range include their large size and their ability to provide adequate space for air combat maneuvers used in tactical training and development and air-to-air missile operations. According to 46th Test Wing commander Col. Robert Nolan, this size, plus an effective offshore system that monitors hits et. al., will allow large footprint weapons like the Small Diameter Bomb and the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile to be tested throughout their full operational envelope. He believes this would make Eglin the only Department of Defense test range with that capability.
This work will be complete by September 2009. The Air Armament Center at Eglin Air Force Base, FL issued the contract (FA9200-05-C-0001).