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Defense Industry Daily July 29, 2009

Up to $375M to L-3 for USAFE Computer, Intelligence Analysis Support

L-3 Communications’ MPRI division in Alexandria, VA received a follow-on contract to provide computer and intelligence analysis support services to U.S. Air Forces Europe (USAFE). This 5-year indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract consists of a base year plus 4 option years, with a total contract potential of $375 million.

Under this contract, L-3 will provide USAFE with engineering and technical services; management and professional support; and studies, analysis and evaluation services to maintain and upgrade government-owned computer software and provide intelligence analysis support. These activities will be provided to the headquarters of the European Command and its subordinate commands throughout Europe.

DID has more on the task orders under this contract…

L-3 received its first two task orders, valued at $14.4 million, under this contract to provide computer and intelligence analysis support services to the Joint Intelligence Operations Center-Europe Analysis Center (JAC) in the United Kingdom and the Warrior Preparation Center (WPC) in Germany.

The JAC’s mission, notes Globalsecurity.com, is to analyze, process and produce fused intelligence information for the United States and NATO. The area of responsibility consists of more than 77 countries across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. It supports mission planning and operations by U.S. and NATO commanders during peace, crisis and war. Personnel from all 4 U.S. military services are assigned to the JAC and contribute to the intelligence mission.

Through its computer simulation and software programs, the WPC located in Einsiedlerhof Air Station Germany, enables commanders to conduct simulated air, land and sea campaigns, according to Globalsecurity.com. USAFE organized the WPC in 1983 as a concept and computer simulation center focusing initially on air defense and electronic warfare. The WPC is now a joint USAFE/U.S. Army Europe training facility for senior level battle commanders and their staffs. Its mission is to provide them with the opportunity to train for joint and combined warfare using interactive computer simulation and an integrated, global communications network, making it possible to conduct realistic training virtually anywhere in the world.


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