$6.8M to Consolidate Support Services for U.S. 30th Space Wing
The 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA has issued a cost-plus award-fee contract modification to consolidate three vital logistical aerospace support services (Unconventional Propellant Support, Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory Services, Aerospace Ground Equipment Maintenance and Transient Aircraft Maintenance Services) into one comprehensive Operation and Maintenance service for the 30th Space Wing.
The 30th Space Wing is the Air Force Space Command organization responsible for all Department of Defense space and missile launch activities on the West Coast. All U.S. satellites destined for near polar orbit are launched from Vandenberg. The 30th is also home to the Western Launch and Test Range (WLTR), which extends westward all the way to the Marshall Islands, including sites in Hawaii.
United Paradyne Corp. in Santa Maria, CA received $6.8 million for this modification. The revised Aerospace Support Services Contract will provide an integrated management entity, the “Aerospace Maintenance Operations Center,” that interfaces, controls, schedules, coordinates, operates, maintains, and provides support to 30th Space Wing. This contract supports operational programs, including local airfield operations, United States lift programs, the Expeditionary Aerospace Force, future Aerospace Plane and Space Operational Vehicle activities.
This is the fourth option to be exercised out of seven option periods. The location of performance is Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA, and the contract will expire by September 2006 (F04684-02-C-0008, P00071).