ManTech to Support NAVAIR Warfare Analysis, IntegrationJun 29, 2009 13:55 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
ManTech Systems Engineering Corp. in Fairfax, VA received a $16.6 million modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract to exercise an option for the procurement of warfare analysis, modeling and simulation, software development, and analytic program support for the Naval Air Systems Command’s Warfare Analysis and Integration Department (AIR 4.10). The original contract, awarded in 2008, had 4 option years in addition to the base year, giving the program a total potential value of $83.2 million.
ManTech will perform the work in Patuxent River, MD (85%) and Lexington Park, MD (15%), which it expects to complete by June 2010. The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) manages the contract (N00421-08-D-0008).
DID has more on the work of the NAVAIR Warfare Analysis and Integration Department (AIR 4.10)…
AIR 4.10 serves as the primary source for U.S. naval aviation warfare analysis and provides analysis to support naval aviation investment decisions. Using campaign and mission level models, AIR 4.10 assesses existing, developmental, and conceptual weapon systems and tactics in the context of major combat operations (MCOs) to determine equipment gaps. These gaps are further analyzed to identify the optimal naval capability that is required for a given MCO to defeat an enemy.
Fundamental to AIR 4.10′s capability in providing naval aviation warfare assessments is the Naval Aviation Enterprise Warfare Analysis Environment (NAE WAE). The goals of the NAE WAE are to improve modeling and simulation (M&S) analysis tools used for requirements determination and evaluation; ensure models and tools represent naval aviation capabilities in the joint environment; leverage on-going joint and service modeling efforts; develop the capability to model emerging security challenges and new operational concepts; advance M&S technology; and ensure M&S is applied with engineering discipline with improved traceability of data through the modeling hierarchy.