QinetiQ North America contracted to provide scientific, analytical support to AFTAC Atmosphere and Space Directorate

MCLEAN, Va., 8 July 2011. QinetiQ North America won a $36.5 million Expert Scientific and Analytical Support (ESAS) contract from the U.S. Air Force's Technical Applications Center (AFTAC) at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Under terms of the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, QinetiQ North America will support the AFTAC Atmosphere and Space Directorate mission of operating and maintaining the U.S. Atomic Energy Detection System, which monitors foreign compliance with treaties limiting nuclear testing.

Jul 8th, 2011

Posted by Courtney E. Howard

MCLEAN, Va., 8 July 2011. QinetiQ North America won a $36.5 million Expert Scientific and Analytical Support (ESAS) contract from the U.S. Air Force's Technical Applications Center (AFTAC) at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Under terms of the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, QinetiQ North America will support the AFTAC Atmosphere and Space Directorate mission of operating and maintaining the U.S. Atomic Energy Detection System, which monitors foreign compliance with treaties limiting nuclear testing.

QinetiQ North America's staff will work closely with AFTAC's scientists and engineers to support mission readinesswww.militaryaerospace.com/index/search.html with: advanced concepts to improve current detection and analysis methods, techniques, tools, and systems; and, research and development of systems and detection technologies to meet future operational mission requirements for monitoring treaties and other directed technology applications.

According to the contract’s initial task orders, QinetiQ North America will provide scientific, engineering, and analytical services and support the migration of legacy operational software into a Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) with improved mission performance. Future efforts will support the development of advanced sensor exploitation and evaluation methodologies, reveals a representative.

"QinetiQ North America is very excited about the new partnership with AFTAC, a critical component in America's national security umbrella," explains Joe Broadwater, executive vice president, aerospace operations for QinetiQ North America.

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