USAF Issues up to $90M to Support Simulation Analysis

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C4ISR Visualization Center(click to view full) The Headquarters Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH has issued a $90 million indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity time-and-materials, firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursement, cost-plus fixed-fee contract to three firms. It will fund task orders, simulation analysis facility (XR-SIMAF) capabilities, integration services, and performance based acquisition with a three years base period (CY 2006-2008) to provide enterprise modeling, simulation, and analysis and infrastructure built to support AF-ICE (Integrated Collaborative Environment) and Accelerated Acquisition. What is AF-ICE/AA, and who won the contracts? As Pentagon budget justification documents note [PDF format]: “Modeling & Simulation Foundations (MSF) provides realistic representations of friendly and threat warfighting capabilities, realistic representations of the natural environment where the warfighting capabilities exists, and an architecture framework to support developing representations that allow the easy and rapid integration of those representations into synthetic battlespaces. Accelerated Acquisitions (AA) connects combat system engineering sites within the Air Force-Integrated Collaborative Environment (AF-ICE), formally known as Joint Distributed Engineering Plant (JDEP), which replicates the Joint Force Combat system to create a network test-bed to assess Joint Battle Management, Command, Control, Communication, Computers and Intelligence. AA’s objective is to improve interoperability of weapons systems and platforms through more rigorous interoperability evaluation […]

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