The Army has selected BAE Systems, ITT Excelis [XLS] , SAIC [SAI] , and Teledyne Brown Engineering [TDY] to provide a range of services to support space and mission defense as part of an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity Test Execution Services and Launch Augmentation (TESTLA) contract worth as much as $220 million over three years.
Under the contract, the five companies will bid on task orders to support the missions of the Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) and the Army Forces Strategic Command.
Teledyne Brown Engineering has a 40-year history of working with SMDC.
“We look forward to expanding our long relationship with SMDC through this contract win,” said Rex Geveden, president of Teledyne Brown Engineering and executive vice president of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated.
“We are exceedingly pleased to continue the development, manufacturing, and integration of advanced technology solutions in support of the warfighter,” Geveden said in a statement.
For BAE Systems, the selection will allow the company to expand on its current support of the Army’s space and missile defense activities. The primary focus of the TESTLA contact will be to help SMDC meet testing objectives in several areas, including integrated missile defense, warfighter weapon development, homeland security, cyber technology, and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance.
“Winning TESTLA builds on our long-standing relationship with SMDC,” said Tom White, senior director of Mission Support Solutions at BAE. “The work will also position us for additional growth in the military space market.”
Since 2006, BAE has provided engineering and technical services under SMDC’s Concepts and Operations for Space and Missile Defense Integration Capabilities (COSMIC) contract. Under that contract, the company performs development and integration of electronic systems for surveillance and reconnaissance missions. The TESTLA win, combined with the current work, positions BAE for an upcoming competition for the Development, Demonstration and Integration contract, or D3I, which COSMIC will transition into.