Aegis BMD FMS and International Affairs

Who We Served

Through the Missile Defense Agency’s Engineering and Support Services (MiDAESS) Contract, Quantech provided Advisory and Assistance services (A&AS) to the International Affairs Directorate (DI) and Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Program. The DI Directorate provides executive leadership and strategic direction for all international activities proposed or conducted by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to ensure the BMDS and associated acquisition program plans and accomplishments are aligned with established policies, strategies, guidance and objectives. In coordination with the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy (OSD(P)), the DI Directorate is the agency’s principal contact with the interagency providing technical policy and operational information and data to critical United States Government missile defense initiatives. The DI Directorate develops and implements the Agency international strategy to facilitate BMDS development and deployment. The Director for International Affairs applies unique expertise to a broad range of international policy and foreign affairs issues for the MDA Director, MDA headquarters staff and programs across the Agency.

What We Did

MiDAESS was a Cost-Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF) performance-based A&AS contract that provided MDA organizations with acquisition support expertise which complemented the Government’s organic technical capabilities. Under this Task Order, Quantech provided Foreign Military Sales (FMS) support for Ballistic Missile Defense (BMDS) development and execution support throughout the Agency.  This professional mix of experts covered activities for Aegis BMD Program Office; FMS case development and management; international cooperative development; and interfaced with the Navy International Program Office (NIPO) and Program Executive Office (PEO) Integrated Warfare Systems (IWS), International Programs.  This effort required coordination with MDA, United States Navy (USN), Defense Technology Security Administration and OSD on issues including export control and technology transfer.  Our management approach focused on providing resource flexibility that evolved with each customer’s changing needs, while maintaining the right skill mix for task workload at the lowest possible cost. We measured our performance through Service Delivery Summary (SDS) metrics (external), Quarterly Government Assessments as well as self-imposed metrics (internal) that quantified how well we were meeting all customers’ expectations in key areas such as Transition, Cost and Schedule control, Personnel Management and Business Relations.

Our Results

Our employees were key contributors and had direct impact on mission success. Here are a few examples of our team’s accomplishments:

  • International Affairs FMS Programs:
  1. Participated in the planning, development, technical review, coordination, release and disclosure processing of the following presentations in preparation for the Program Management Group Steering Committee meeting at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF):        
    • MDA and Aegis BMD Organization Charts
    • Aegis BMD Overview
    • Engage On Remote (EOR) and Launch On Remote (LOR) Overview
    • Collaborative Planning with ABMD
    • Aegis Ashore Overview
  2. Worked to develop several budgets and case requirements for incoming Japanese Pricing & Availability (P&A) and Letter of Acceptance (LOA) requests
  3. Supported the delivery of the Japanese SM-3 Cooperative Development (SCD) Program Third Stage Rocket Motors/Second Stage Rocket Motors (TSRM/SSRM) to Naval Air Weapons Center China Lake.  This involved escorting one Ministry of Defense (MoD) official and one MHI Liaison officer who attended to witness the delivery and examined the containers.  The process went smoothly and all of the expected items were delivered and unloaded from the trucks without issue.
  4. Coordinated Foreign Visit Requests (FVRs) with Raytheon Missile Systems (Tucson), RRMIF (Raytheon Company; Redstone Arsenal), China Lake.  These visits allow our Japanese visitors access to such sites on a quarterly basis throughout the coming year in support of developmental, integration and testing activities for SM-3 Block (Blk) IIA components and sections.  The Redstone Arsenal and China Lake FVR allowed the visitors to attend and participate in SM-3 Blk IIA SCD activities through March 2015.


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