Latest updates: JMATS & JMATS-II Support contracts.
MATS WST for SOCOM HC/MC-130J
One of the most important components of Lockheed Martin’s C-130J medium transport planes never leaves the ground. The best equipment is useless if people aren’t trained to operate and maintain it, which is why the MATS (Maintenance and Aircrew Training System) set of trainers and simulators are so essential. When the Pentagon assesses “operational suitability” for an aircraft, a strong training structure is one of the things they look for.
MATS complements the existing ATS system for previous-generation C-130s, and provides a comprehensive range of training devices and training support services to aircrews. The USA’s JMATS contracts include aircrew instruction, operations, contractor logistics support and engineering services:
The US Navy’s AEGIS Program Office, PEO IWS, held an Industry Day last week about its AEGIS Ship Integration and Test Program (SI&T) in preparation of a forthcoming request for proposals. The Aegis Combat Weapon System (ACS/AWS) supports the gamut of naval missions: anti-air/sub/surface warfare, strike, command/control et. al., so there are many layers of both integration and testing involved – some to be handled by the private sector, some by the government. This competition intends to deliver integrated combat systems to DDG-51s built in coming years (12 are planned between 2012 and 2018), as well as retrofit in-service DDG-51 and CG 47 class ships. The Navy plans to run a full and open competition that leads to a 1-year contract with 9 yearly follow-up options. The RFP is planned for Q1 FY13 (i.e. in the next 3 months) with an award a year later. Industry Day PPT | MS Word Q&A | FBO.