USAF needs contractor support for testing remotely piloted aircraft at Holloman AFB and elsewhere

Unmanned aircraft at Holloman AFB
Unmanned aircraft at Holloman AFB

The USAF’s Air Combat Command wants to find a contractor that can help support Air Force training at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico in “battlefield air operations,” particularly those involving electro-optical and infrared sensors seeking ground targets during the training of remotely piloted aircraft crews.

The Air Combat Command issued a “sources sought” document on February 7 which solicits inputs from prospective vendors who can provide special expertise in remotely piloted aircraft (such as the Predator) and Command & Control and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C2ISR) capabilities.

“Historically, the requirement has been met by two, 2-man JTAC [Joint Terminal Attack Controller] ground range support teams at Creech AFB and six 4-man JTAC ground range support teams at Holloman AFB,” explains the USAF notice.

The vendor’s contract performance would take place at Holloman AFB and a half dozen other military locations, says the notice.

Responses from interested parties are due by Feb. 21. Further information is available from Julie Miller, a contract administrator, at 575-572-5297 or