$98M to Jacobs Technology for Technical Support at Eglin AFB
Jacobs Technology in Tullahoma, TN received a $98.1 million indefinite delivery/ indefinite quantity contract modification to provide Technical, Engineering and Acquisition Support (TEAS) at Eglin Air Force Base, FL and various tenant organizations. The Air Armaments Center (AAC) at Eglin manages the contract (FA9200-07-C-0006 P00031).
At the time of original contract award in December 2006, the contract had a potential value of $495 million over a 5-year period. This modification is the exercise of the 3rd 1-year option on the contract.
Under the TEAS program, Jacobs provides support for a number of test and evaluation (T&E) programs at Eglin…
Eglin is home to the Air Armament Center (ACC), which is one of 3 product centers in the Air Force Materiel Command. The center is responsible for the development, acquisition, testing, and deployment of all air-delivered weapons.
The center plans, directs and conducts T&E of US and allied air armament, navigation, guidance, and command and control systems and supports the largest single base mobility commitment in the Air Force. AAC accomplishes its mission through 3 components – the 46th Test Wing, 96th Air Base Wing, and the 308th Armament Systems Wing.
Some of the major programs managed by the center include the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile, High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile, HARM Targeting System, Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile, Joint Direct Attack Munition, Miniature Air Launched Decoy, Sensor Fuzed Weapon and the Small Diameter Bomb.
At Eglin, Jacobs provides the following TEAS services:
- Operating, repairing, and maintaining test equipment in the High Explosive Research and Development Facility;
- Conducting hardware-in-the loop testing of seekers and sensors in the Guided Weapons Evaluation Facility;
- Conducting electronic warfare and radio frequency compatibility testing in the Preflight Integration of Munitions and Electronic System’s anechoic chamber, which provides a shielded environment for acoustic, radio frequency and microwave testing;
- Performing equipment maintenance and network/systems administration for the Range Instrumentation Technical Support Facility;
- Planning and coordinating facility upgrades to the Seeker Test and Evaluation Facility;
- Operating and maintaining computer networks, hardware, software, as well as information security services;
- Providing technical and operational support for the Operational Command Center C4ISR hardware and software systems;
- Automating critical elements of the technical and engineering process, including test problem database, scheduling system, automated test documentation generation system, and internet/ intranet-based tools and resources.
By combining parallel computing, advanced data structures, and computational fluid dynamics, Jacobs developed the capability to simulate aircraft store separations, improving flight safety while saving on flight test costs. The company also introduced post-flight analysis tools to extract information from open-air testing. Jacobs, which is a subsidiary of Jacobs Engineering, applied a process to several T&E efforts that reduced the sample size by 20% to 80% for equivalent confidence and reduced cycle time between test and action.
Under this contract modification, which is the Jacobs will provide systems engineering and integration support for conventional and non-conventional air-launched weapons systems; test and training range systems; and numerous air combat support systems. Jacobs supports the ACC with a staff of more than 700.
Jacobs also will provide specialty expertise in new and emerging technologies such as directed energy; weapons to counter hard and deeply buried targets; command, control, communication, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; net-centric weapons targeting; counter chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives; universal armament interface; and unmanned aerial vehicles.