General Dynamics [GD] has been awarded a Design Engineering Support Program (DESP) III contract to provide engineering and high-level technical support for all Air Force Materiel Command weapon systems, components and support equipment, according to a company statement.
The five-year, multiple award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ), issued by Ogden Air Logistics Center (OO-LAC) at Hill AFB, Utah, has a potential value of $1.9 billion to all 26 awardees, according to a statement.
In addition to engineering and high-level technical support, General Dynamics will implement integrated engineering systems to reduce technology lifecycle costs, according to a statement. The company will also oversee the operational life, performance, safety and environmental sustainability of engineering systems and provide education and training support for the systems, according to a statement.
Ken Hess, president and general manager of General Dynamics Information Technology’s Air Force and joint services sector, said in a statement the company is looking forward to helping the Defense Department enhance capabilities and improve sustainability while reducing costs.
“We understand the critical nature of those requirements and will work with the Air Force and other services to design and manage integrated systems that both increase capabilities and serve as cost-effective and sustainable paths forward for future operations,” Hess said.
The contract is a competitive follow-on to the DESP II contract, according to a statement. General Dynamics supported several Air Force Materiel Command task orders on DESP II, including the Propulsion Environmental Working Group’s sustainable initiatives for depots at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center; T-38 system modifications for the Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio; and A-10 Wing Replacement Program Engineering Support at the OO-LAC, according to a statement.