Posted by Courtney E. Howard
MCLEAN, Va., 12 Aug. 2011. QinetiQ North America won a continuation task order valued at $22 million, if all options are exercised, from the United States Army to support the Unit Level Logistics System–Aviation, Enhanced [ULLS-A(E)]. ULLS-A(E), an automated aviation logbook and maintenance/logistics management system, enables Army aviation units to perform and track maintenance and supply operations in accordance with The Army Maintenance Management Systems-Aviation (TAMMS-A).
The Software Engineering Center–Fort Lee (SEC-Lee), Communications and Electronics Command (CECOM), Fort Lee, Va., awarded the task order through GSA Region 4 off the Alliant Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC), which includes one base year and two option years.
QinetiQ North America originally developed the ULLS-A(E) software solution, and has been supporting SEC-Lee for five years. Under the new task order, QinetiQ North America engineers will continue to provide SEC-Lee with software engineering solutions for maintenance, logistics, and business intelligence applications, working on Army aviation units in support of SEC-Lee, CECOM.
Additional activities under the Task Order include project management, data conversion, and completion of ULLS-A(E) training, fielding, and implementation to additional aviation and support organizations, as required. The new Alliant Task Order also includes potential enhancements to the ULLS-A(E) system that will help transition the Army to an Enterprise Resource Planning system in 2016.
"We look forward to providing more updated software tools to the warfighter to help them save time and make their difficult mission a little bit easier," says David Terry, ULLS-A project manager, QinetiQ North America.
ULLS-A(E) is fielded to every aviation unit in the Army, which currently includes more than 52,000 users in more than 600 Army Aviation Units and support facilities, as well as more than 3,400 aircraft inducted into the system.