MacAulay-Brown Receives $24 Million Single Award IDIQ Contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory to Provide Electro-optical Threat Warning Research, Development and Testing Services


DAYTON, Ohio, Sept. 18, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB), a leading National Security company providing innovative engineering and technical solutions to Defense, Intelligence, Homeland Security and Federal agencies, announced today that it has been awarded a six-year, single award $24 million Indefinite-delivery/Indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) cost plus-fixed fee contract by the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).

Under the terms of the Omni Sentinel contract, MacB will conduct electro-optical threat warning research at AFRL in the area of missile warning (MW), hostile fire indication (HFI), sense and avoid (SAA), and space situational awareness (SSA). Threat warning research will address future needs in Electro-optical (EO) situational awareness and intelligence collection to ensure air/space asset and personnel protection in hostile environments. 

MacB personnel will conduct systems analysis of current and future implementations of Infrared, visible and ultra-violet MW and HFI sensors to maximize the effectiveness of current research activities. In addition, MacB will support the development of models and simulations of current and future implementations of MW sensors using high-level programming languages. The data collected will be used to increase efficiencies of current systems and design state-of-the-art MW and HFI sensors.

"AFRL plays a critical role in the discovery, development and integration of warfighting technologies to ensure unequaled reconnaissance, surveillance, precision engagement and electronic warfare capabilities for the Nation's Air and Space Forces," said Tim Lawrence, Senior Vice President for MacB's Advanced Technology Group. "We are proud to continue to support the Omni Sentinel program, which is instrumental in providing affordable missile and hostile fire warning capabilities to retain our warfighting dominance across the entire electromagnetic spectrum."

The Omni Sentinel program conducts the Threat Warning Laboratory's (TWL) research, development, and testing. The location of the performance is Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Work is expected to be completed by March 6, 2018. AFRL/PKVA Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (Omni-Sentinel TWL contract FA8650-12-D-1375).


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