A Parsons-led industry team has submitted a proposal for a $953 million contract to strengthen U.S. Air Force base defense in Europe and Africa over 10 years, according to a press statement the company released today.
The winner of the indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity vehicle, which the government expects to award by May, will enhance security against airborne threats.
According to a solicitation the Air Force released last month, the contractor will develop an expansive command-and-control capability featuring a network of distributed sensors and communications systems. Starting with Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany, this capability will be deployed throughout multiple air bases in the U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command areas of responsibility.
"As asymmetric threats from emerging technologies continue to proliferate, we're focused on developing a flexible, responsive, all-domain air base defense system to rapidly detect, alert, deny or defeat threats ranging from low-cost irregular attacks to hypersonic weapons," Shaun McGrath, Parsons' program manager for air base air defense, said in today's release.
The company's team includes Leidos, SAIC and SRC. They will bring together a variety of commercial and government-off-the-shelf software and hardware technologies under an integrated, open architecture design.
The deadline to bid on the contract was Jan. 22. It's unclear if any other industry providers have submitted proposals.