The U.S. Air Force has awarded BAE Systems a $495 million contract with a ceiling value of $945 million over seven years under the Instrumentation Range Support Program (IRSP) to continue instrumentation support and sustainment, the company said on Aug. 24.
BAE Systems said it has provided such IRSP services globally for 35 years at the ranges, which number 27, and which include those in the U.S. operated by the Air Force, Army and Navy, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the U.S. Department of Energy, and allied ranges in the United Kingdom, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Republic of Korea and Switzerland.
Since 1985, BAE said that it has performed services, overhauls, upgrades and modernization on nearly 1,000 instrumentation tracking systems. The work includes additions for old systems, including cyber security, remote operation capability, automatic calibrations, mixed-mode tracking, and digital processing, the company said.
“Our work improving the mission readiness of these systems ensures air, missile, and space situational awareness is provided seamlessly to the warfighter and decision makers,” Pete Trainer, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems’ Air Force solutions business, said in a statement.
BAE Systems “will service components and subsystems for instrumentation tracking systems such as radars, telemetry and optical range mission systems, flight termination systems, data acquisition systems and global positioning systems,” the company said.