Arms control treaties and other deactivations have left the USA with over 1,400 ballistic missile rocket motors in storage. The USAF’s Rocket Systems Launch Program looks at ways to reuse them for missile defense testing or spacecraft launches, examines the use of ballistic missile technology for a Conventional Strike Missile (CSM), and studies related technologies. RSLP has supported various technology development efforts for guidance and navigation systems; advanced reentry physics; avionics; Missile Technology Demonstration (MTD); Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) and Ballistic Missile Range Safety Technology (BMRST).
In December 2012, US Space & Missile Command’s Space Development and Test Wing issued 3 indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price RSLP contracts, with up to $900 million in task orders to be competed among the winners:
Nov 30/12: International Development and Resources in Centreville, VA receives a $250 million indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract to provide aviation specialized support services in support of the US Special Operations Command, Technology Applications Program Office (TAPO). The resulting contract will provide specialized support services to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. They are SOCOM’s helicopter pilots, also known as the Night Stalkers.
Orders will be placed as needed, and Task Order #0001 for $952,395 will begin on Jan 1/13. Most services will be performed at Fort Campbell, KY; however, “other duty locations may be needed.” No kidding. The contract could run until Dec 31/22, managed by U. S. Special Operations Command at MacDill AFB, FL (H92241-13-D-0001).