Air Force to approach industry to upgrade avionics electronic warfare (EW) test and measurement equipment

Dec. 11, 2019
The contract will provide engineering services like technical support for continued modernization and integration at the Benefield anechoic chamber.

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – U.S. Air Force electronic warfare (EW) experts will ask industry to upgrade EW test and measurement equipment at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., according to a presolicitation released on Tuesday.

Officials of the Air Force Test Center (AFTC) at Edwards Air Force Base, issued notice of an upcoming solicitation (FA9304-19-R-0002) for the Electronic Warfare Improvement Capabilities (EWIC) project. A formal solicitation will be released on or about 17 Dec. 2019.

This project will support upgrades of EW test and measurement resources at the AFTC's Avionics Test and Integration Complex to modernize and integrate systems at the Benefield Anechoic Facility's anechoic chamber at Edwards.

Upgrades of test equipment will be on behalf of the Air Force 412th Electronic Warfare Group's 412th Test Wing. This project will involve only one solicitation and one award for a five-year service contract.

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The contract will provide for developmental engineering services, including technical support for continued modernization and integration of test equipment for EW avionics at the Benefield anechoic chamber -- the largest such test facility in the world.

Air Force will brief industry at a time and date yet to be determined at the Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards Air Force Base to allow offerors to ask questions and the Air Force to explain key areas of the solicitation.

Email questions or concerns to the Air Force's Julie Maxwell at [email protected] or Craig Keelen at [email protected].

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