$136.5M to Help USAF’s 505th Fulfill its Training Mission
L-3 Communications Government Services of Chantilly, VA received an indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for $136.5 million, in exchange for for Academic, Training and Exercise Contract Support (ATECS) to to the 505th Command and Control Wing. The 505th is a subordinate unit to the United States Air Force Warfare Center at Nellis Air Force Base, NV, which serves as the lead agency to pull command and control together across the Air Force. The 505th describes itself as the “gateway to operational excellence.” Their mission is to improve and standardize tactics, training, testing, exercises, and experimentation for command of air and space power, including developing the Air and Space Operations Center (AOC) and developing and integrating joint live-virtual-constructive (LVC) training capabilities within the Air Force Distributed Mission Operations Center (DMOC).
L-3 will furnish qualified personnel to conduct operational level, and in some cases tactical level, command and control instruction/academics, training, curriculum development, exercise planning and execution, Operational Command Training Program, and experimentation support to the 505th Command and Control Wing in order to “build the predominant air and space command and control capability for joint and combined warfighters.” At this time $25.5 million has been obligated. Air Combat Command at Hurlburt Field FL issued the contract (FA4890-08-D-0001, Task order 0001).