BAE Systems to provide radar support services to Air Force

The US Air Force has awarded BAE Systems a five-year contract to provide multiple agencies with a wide range of radar support services, the company said.

The contract, for the Instrumentation Radar Support Program (IRSP), is valued at a total of USD 278.5 million and will be incrementally funded.

IRSP is a government-administered co-op program that BAE Systems has managed since 198 percent. It was established to provide support to several agencies with similar radar, telemetry, and optical tracking systems, as well as compatible missions. Today, IRSP supports more than 500 systems with work ranging from relatively simple logistical upgrades to complete depot-level overhauls.

The company will provide serviceable components and subsystems for 28 test ranges with radar, telemetry, and optical tracking systems around the world. IRSP provides services across the US Department of Defense, the US Department of Energy, NASA, and at least seven foreign governments.

The work will be primarily performed at BAE Systems´ IRSP component repair facility in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and is expected to be complete by December 31, 2020. The Air Force obligated an initial USD 200,000 at the time of the award.

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