Air Force chooses 46 firms for nearly $1B weapons testing tech contract / Artemis Diana

Awardees will compete to provide "highly-specialized technologies" for the testing and evaluation work.

The Air Force has awarded 46 companies positions on a five-year, $999.5 million contract vehicle to develop technologies for testing and evaluating weapons systems.

Companies will compete for delivery orders to provide what the Air Force terms "highly-specialized technologies" for T&E efforts focused on munitions, electronic combat platforms and systems in C5ISR — command, control, computers, communications, cyber, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

The Air Force received a total of 49 bids for this second iteration of the Test & Evaluation Technologies for Ranges, Armaments & Spectrum vehicle.

The Defense Department's Thursday awards digest listed these winners:

  • Advanced Strategic Insight
  • Aegis Aerospace
  • AI Signal Research
  • Alion Science and Technology (acquired by HII in 2021)
  • Altagrove
  • Applied Research Associates
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Calspan
  • CFD Research
  • Colsa
  • Cummings Aerospace
  • Decibel Research
  • Dynetics, a subsidiary of Leidos
  • EH Group
  • FAAC Inc.
  • Flight Test & Mechanical Solutions
  • GaN Corp.
  • Georgia Tech Applied Research Corp.
  • IERUS Technologies
  • Integration Innovation Inc.
  • Intuitive Research and Technology Corp.
  • Jacobs
  • Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
  • Laulima Systems
  • LinQuest
  • Millennium Space Systems (a subsidiary of Boeing)
  • Modern Technology Solutions Inc.
  • Nou Systems
  • Oaklea Simpson Security
  • PeopleTec
  • Radiance Technologies
  • Raven Defense
  • Rogue Industries
  • Saab
  • Serco Group's U.S. subsidiary
  • Sigmatech
  • Signalink
  • Solutions Through Innovative Technologies
  • Solytics
  • Strategos Consulting
  • Technology Security Associates
  • Templar
  • Torch Technologies
  • Trident Research
  • Wavelink
  • Yulista Integrated Solutions

Iteration number one of TETRAS went to 14 companies in 2017 at a $998 million ceiling, but the Air Force used lowest-price technically acceptable criteria to make those awards. TETRAS II appears to be more based on best-value.

Based on GovTribe data, every incumbent of significance was selected for the new vehicle. TETRAS I has seen approximately 47% of the ceiling obligated to-date, while Intuitive Research and Technology Corp. has received the largest volume of orders on the current contract at $204 million.