MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB) has been awarded a six-year, single award $24 million Indefinite-delivery/Indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) cost plus-fixed fee contract by the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).
MacB is a leading National Security company providing innovative engineering and technical solutions to Defense, Intelligence, Homeland Security and Federal agencies.
Under the terms of the Omni Sentinel contract, MacB will conduct electro-optical threat warning research at AFRL in the area of missile warning (MW), hostile fire indication (HFI), sense and avoid (SAA), and space situational awareness (SSA). Threat warning research will address future needs in Electro-optical (EO) situational awareness and intelligence collection to ensure air/space asset and personnel protection in hostile environments.
“AFRL plays a critical role in the discovery, development and integration of warfighting technologies to ensure unequaled reconnaissance, surveillance, precision engagement and electronic warfare capabilities for the Nation’s Air and Space Forces,” said Tim Lawrence, Senior Vice President for MacB’s Advanced Technology Group. “We are proud to continue to support the Omni Sentinel program, which is instrumental in providing affordable missile and hostile fire warning capabilities to retain our warfighting dominance across the entire electromagnetic spectrum.”
MacB personnel will conduct systems analysis of current and future implementations of Infrared, visible, and ultra-violet MW and HFI sensors to maximize activity effectiveness. MacB will also support developing models and simulations of current and future implementations of MW sensors using high-level programming languages. Collected data will be used to increase efficiencies of current systems and design state-of-the-art MW and HFI sensors.
Threat Warning Laboratory’s (TWL) research, development, and testing is conducted by The Omni Sentinel program. To be performed at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, completion is targeted by March 6, 2018.