The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division in Patuxent River, Md., intends to award a Firm Fixed Price and Cost contract to Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC) for an additional 18 months from Nov. 18 2020 to May 20 2022 to provide contractor owned and operated fighter jets.
“This acquisition provides Contracted Air Services (CAS) of contractor owned and operated aircraft to the Department of the Navy for a wide variety of airborne threat simulation capabilities,” the Navy said in contract documents. “The aircraft are used to train shipboard / aircraft squadrons, weapon systems operators, and aircrew counter measures for potential enemy Electronic Warfare and Electronic Attack operations in today's Electronic Combat environment. This support is provided in a variety of venues, from basic "schoolhouse" Air Intercept Control training to large multinational exercises or small, single unit training exercises, including target tow. Locations include multiple Continental United States sites and foreign or remote operating bases Outside Continental United States. Aircraft operate from designated or home bases on the East Coast, West Coast, Hawaii, Japan and from any operating site worldwide during periods of deployment. Other customers for CAS under this contract may include other Department of Defense (DoD) agencies and services, non-DoD government agencies, and Foreign Military Sales customers.
“At this time, ATAC is the only fighter jet services source, which owns approved aircraft with Navy Interim Flight Clearances and Federal Aviation Administration Airworthiness Certificates that can continue performance during the above stated ordering period of fighter jet missions without an unacceptable delay or interruption in support to the fleet.”