Air Force preparing $950M contract for base defense network in Europe, Africa

By Sara Sirota / March 16, 2020 at 8:58 PM

The Air Force may spend up to $950 million on a contract for a full-spectrum defense network across its bases in the U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command areas of responsibility.

"The objective of this operations and maintenance (O&M) indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) service contract is to provide persistent, multirole, cross-domain [air base air defense] capabilities that increase deterrence/engagement options, survivability, and increase base security/defense posture," according to a performance work statement released March 13.

"This contract will support freedom of movement, increase partnership capacity and interoperability, and foster global security and stability throughout the AORs," the notice continues.

The service is planning a four-day event in April to gauge industry interest. The contract is expected to last 10 years.