DCS Corp. has been awarded a $93.4 million prime task order to support the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance & Special Operations Forces Directorate’s Helicopter Program Office under the Air Force’s EPASS program.
Under the 5-year task order, DCS will provide acquisition, engineering, scientific, research, and administrative support for USAF aircraft research, development, production, life cycle acquisition, and sustainment.
“This is an exciting new opportunity for DCS to grow our Wright-Patterson AFB footprint and expand our support of DoD helicopters through these ACAT 1 programs,” Executive Vice President Larry Egbert stated. “Our rotary wing capabilities and background are well aligned to HPO mission requirements and we look forward to supporting the AFLCMC/WIH command and mission.”
The program will commence in December 2019, with activities at a new DCS facility near Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. The work is slated to eventually encompass tasks at Duke Field (Eglin AFB Auxiliary Field #3) in Florida. This effort is expected to eventually comprise 95 personnel from DCS and subcontractors Naval Systems, Inc.; Sumaria, Inc.; and PE Systems.
The HPO mission encompasses the delivery and fielding of new and updated rotary wing aircraft including the HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter and the UH-1N Replacement.