ACC's Primary Training Ranges
Air Combat Command (ACC) Contracting Squadron issued a Request for Proposal for the operations, maintenance and support (O, M, & S) of ACC's Primary Training Ranges. This effort includes four Electronic Scoring Sites, seven Bombing and Gunnery Sites, and three Electronic Combat sites operated by Air Force personnel. The contract scope is a centralized, programmatically controlled contract, with decentralized unit execution through unit Operations Group and Operations Support Squadron Commanders. ACC was managing the range operations and maintenance performed under nine contracts (the ESS, the Nellis O&M for RIIS, and seven B&G contracts) with fifteen separate sites independently managed at eight different bases. There was a crucial need to gain efficiency in the management of the ACC ranges, along with reducing the life cycle costs to meet projected budget cuts.
AHNTECH provides all personnel, tools, materials, training supervision, and other items and services to perform operations and maintenance and support (O, M & S) for the Primary Training Ranges managed by Air Combat Command.
The Realistic Bomber Training Initiative (RBTI) is intended to provide efficient, integrated training opportunities for aircrews flying B-1B aircraft from Dyess Air Force Base (AFB), Texas, and B-52H aircraft from Barksdale AFB, Louisiana. The proposed action for RBTI would involve several interrelated elements: Modifications and additions to existing military training route (MTR) airspace used generally for low-altitude training activities; Modifications and additions to existing military operations area (MOA) airspace used for medium to high altitude training and maneuvering; Increased flights by B-1B and B-52H aircraft in the MTR and MOA airspace; Acquisition of a total of 12, 15-acre parcels under the MTR and MOA airspace for construction and operation of an Electronic Scoring Site system consisting of electronic emitters and associated facilities; and Closure of existing Electronic Scoring Site systems at Harrison, Arkansas and La Junta, Colorado, and transfer of equipment to the proposed Electronic Scoring Site system developed for RBTI.
The Air Force developed three alternatives, each of which fulfills the requirements of the proposed action. Two of these alternatives use airspace over lands located in west Texas; the third uses airspace in northeastern New Mexico. The Air Force anticipates activating the RBTI in North-West Texas or South-East New Mexico. This activation will potentially result in the transfer of O, M, & S responsibility from ESS sites at Harrison, AR and La Junta, CO to the new RBTI locations. The contractor shall be responsible to assume full OM&S responsibility of these new locations. At this time the government projects that Harrison and La Junta will close when RBTI is activated. However, the government may decide to keep one or both of the sites open with the contractor still maintaining overall OM&S responsibility.
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