Air Force chooses 3 dozen for $32B training system recompete / Ben Arthur

The Air Force has awarded 36 companies positions on a potential 10-year, $32.5 billion contract vehicle to continue producing training systems for aircrews and maintenance teams.

The service branch received 37 bids for this fourth iteration of the Training Systems Acquisition vehicle, which means only one contractor did not get selected for an award. Work will take place in the contiguous U.S. 48 states and international locations, the Defense Department said in its Wednesday awards digest.

Companies on the TSA IV vehicle will be responsible for the analysis, design, development, production, installation, integration, test, database generation and sustainment of training systems.

Sustainment activities that support fielded simulation systems include modification, upgrades, maintenance and follow-on production work.

Awardees are as follows:

  • Aero Simulation
  • Aero XR Solutions
  • Aerospace Training Systems Partners joint venture
  • Alion Science and Technology Corp. (now integrated into HII)
  • American Systems Corp.
  • Aviation Training Consulting LLC
  • Azure Training Systems joint venture
  • Boeing
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • CACI International
  • CAE
  • Collins Aerospace (a business segment of Raytheon Technologies)
  • Craig Technical Consulting
  • CTE II joint venture
  • Cymstar
  • Delaware Resource Group of Oklahoma
  • Falconry Training Solutions joint venture
  • Fidelity Technologies
  • FlightSafety Services Corp.
  • General Dynamics
  • HII
  • Innovative Training Solutions LLC
  • J.F. Taylor
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Logistic Services International Inc.
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Nova Technologies
  • Phoenix Defense Ventures
  • Pinnacle Solutions
  • PTC Solutions joint venture
  • Radiance Technologies
  • Science Applications International Corp.
  • Spirit Simulation
  • TRU Simulation + Training
  • Veraxx Engineering
  • Vertex Aerospace (now part of V2X)

Substantially all of the notable incumbents from the current TSA III contract were selected for the recompete. L3Harris Technologies is an incumbent not on the list of TSA IV awardees.

The TSA III contract was awarded in the summer of 2015 and is slated to expire in August 2025.