Air Force Updating its DataLinks Enterprise
The Air Force has awarded a $496,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to nine companies to support tactical platforms and time-sensitive applications for the DataLinks Enterprise community. The companies include: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Incorporated, Electronic Systems, Wayne, New Jersey (FA8726-18-D-0004); The Boeing Company through PhantomWorks, Huntington Beach, California (FA8726-18-D-0006); Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Virginia (FA8726-18-D-0008); Cubic Defense Applications Incorporated, San Diego, California (FA8726-18-D-0012); L-3 Technologies Incorporated Communications Systems, West, Salt Lake City, Utah (FA8726-18-D-0010); Lockheed Martin Corporation, Rotary and Mission Systems, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania (FA8726-18-D-0007); Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Airborne C4ISR Systems Div., Herndon, Virginia (FA8726-18-D-0005); Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, Marlborough, Massachusetts (FA8726-18-D-0009); and Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (FA8726-18-D-0011). The contractors will provide flexibility to accommodate command and control data and myriad types of signals intelligence, geospatial intelligence and full-motion video data and information capture. The location of performance and expected completion date will vary by delivery order. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with 10 offers received. Research, development, test, and evaluation; and operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $5,000 will be obligated to each company at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.