BAE Systems wins AF radio testing work

BAE Systems Inc. will help the Air Force maintain the radio communications testing equipment that monitors electronic warfare systems under a new contract that has a potential value of nearly $6 million.

The Radio Frequency Transmission Line Test Set at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Georgia identifies and isolates faults in the communication lines on aircraft. These efforts increase crew survivability and mission capability through improved communication and system performance, BAE said.

The initial five-month contract is worth $476,000. It will be followed by seven one-year option periods that total $5.7 million. BAE's services will include equipment inspection, repair, remanufacture and reworking; spares restocking; testing; field-service engineering; logistics; and asset and obsolescence management.

The performance-based logistics contract is part of the Defense Department's strategy to make maximum use of the system while reducing costs associated with equipment procurement, maintenance and transportation.

BAE opened a 6,000-square-foot facility near the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center at Robins Air Force Base in early 2007. The facility also provides software upgrade development and depot support.

BAE of Rockville, Md., ranks No. 15 on Washington Technology's 2007 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

About the Author

David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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