MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB) of Dayton, OH announced on September 12 that the company has been awarded a task order for the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Special Operations Forces (SOF) Directorate of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center(AFLCMC). MacB is partnering with Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, LTD on a contract valued at $51 million over five years. A majority of the work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton.
AFLCMC is one of six specialized centers assigned to Air Force Materiel Command responsible for life cycle management of fighters, bombers, mobility and tanker aircraft and Special Operations weapon systems. Odyssey Systems provides technical and management consulting services to public sector clients. Headquartered in Wakefield, Massachusetts, the company specializes in acquisition support, project management and specialty engineering.
The Engineering, Professional and Administrative Support Services (EPASS) task calls for a wide range of engineering, acquisition, logistics, evaluation and testing support. Work will include studies and analysis for the AC-130J Ghostrider aircraft, the HC/MC-130J Recapitalization Program and Battlefield Airmen mission areas. MacB personnel will work with Odyssey to produce integrated solutions for weapon system research and development, as well as production and lifecycle acquisition and sustainment activities.
“Our team’s full range of capabilities, as well as an understanding of the unique challenges facing the SOF community, ensures the development and sustainment of state-of-the-art weapons systems for the ISR and SOF Directorate,” said Cindy Martin, vice president of system development operations for MacB’s Advanced Technology Group (ATG). “These capabilities and strike force activities are needed more than ever for U.S. Special Operations Command, Air Force Special Operations Command and Air Combat Command to operate low density, high-demand fleets that are constantly responding to unconventional threats.”