Battle Management

Who We Serve

As a past and present technical service provider on the Professional Acquisition Support Services (PASS and PASS II), Engineering and Technology Acquisition Support Services II (ETASS II) and Specialized Cost Services (SCS IV) contracts, Quantech provides support to the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS)/HBS Division. The HBS program office is responsible for the acquisition and fielding of $6.5B of US and International AWACS and Airborne Early Warning and Control Systems (AEW&C), including sixteen active Foreign Military Sales (FMS) cases in excess of $3.5B with seven nations (Australia, France, Japan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Kingdom) and NATO. The AWACS/AEW&C weapon systems provide integrated command and control battle management (C2BM), surveillance, target detection and target tracking. These airborne capabilities provide situational awareness of friendly, neutral and hostile activity, command and control of an area of responsibility, battle management of theater forces, all-altitude and all-weather surveillance of the battle space, and early warning of enemy actions during joint, allied, and coalition operations.

What We Do

Quantech provides Engineering support (Systems, Test, Information Assurance (IA), Logistics, Configuration/Date Management (CM/DM)), Acquisition support (Program/Project Management, Scheduling, Financial, Administrative, Human Resources (HR)), and Specialized Cost support (Cost Estimating, Subject Matter Expert (SME)) to a portfolio of US/FMS AWACS and AEW&C modernization programs. Programs include upgrades to operational and network capability (Block 40/45, IPEC), cockpit modernization (DRAGON), Identification of Friend/Foe improvements (NGIFF) and fleet sustainment efforts.

Our Results

Our technical performance in the areas of Engineering, Acquisition, Finance and Cost has directly impacted and helped enable an impressive resume of results that have or soon will provide the warfighter with improved operational capabilities.

  • Provided key engineering and acquisition support that culminated in the commander of Air Combat Command (ACC) declaring that the AWACS Block 40/45 program had achieved Initial Operational Capability (IOC). Block 40/45 represents a revolutionary change for AWACS and worldwide Joint Command and Control (C2), Battle Management, and Wide Area Surveillance. It is the most significant counter-air battle management improvement in Combat Air Forces tactical C2 history. Supported warfighter and 552nd ACW commander states “This modification represents the most significant upgrade in the 35-plus year history of the E-3 AWACS and greatly enhances our crew members’ ability to execute the command and control mission while providing a building block for future upgrades.”
  • Supported the Test and Evaluation (T&E) IPT for the $1.3B AWACS Block 40/45 mission computing system upgrade. Our technical staff was instrumental in drafting and coordinating the Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP) for Block 40/45’s Initial Operational T&E (IOT&E). We also evaluated system performance against the Technical Requirements Document (TRD) and supported test plan development, execution, analysis of contractor and government test results, deficiency reporting and resolution. Quantech SMEs also contributed to airworthiness testing on the AWACS test bed.
  • Provided logistics services across the portfolio of US and FMS AWACS programs. Our experts supported Japan 767 program sustainment planning, provisioning strategies, support equipment identification, technical manual development and training. Sourced critical parts for the Japan Radar System Improvement Program (RSIP), which allowed all 4 aircraft to be modified and delivered back to Japan on-time/on-budget. Our team also provided on-site Japan AWACS Post Delivery Support, working directly with Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) operational personnel (Hamamatsu AB, Japan) in resolution of 100+ logistics, maintenance, and scheduling issues that directly attributed to a 90% mission capable rate for the fielded E-767 weapon systems.
  • Delivered acquisition and engineering support to all HBS US and FMS programs. Developed and coordinated to signature Acquisition Strategy Panel (ASP), Milestone B/C and Full-Rate Production statutory and regulatory documentation for an ACAT 1-3 portfolio of programs. Developed and supported numerous program briefs for successful ASP, Milestone B/C and FRP decisions to PEO, SAF/AQ and SECAF.
  • Provided senior level leadership to a High Performance Team (HPT) which produced a new Block 40/45 installation strategy which directly saved the warfighter $60M+ and reduced the on-line modernization time by 4 months. Spearheaded Block 40/45 Low Rate Initial production (LRIP) contract Request for Proposal (RFP) development and four separate proposal technical evaluations, including the development of Statement of Objectives, pricing ground-rules and assumptions, Government Furnished Property (GFP) requirements, Integrated Master Plan (IMP), contract CLIN structure and CDRL requirements; led efforts to resolve significant cost differences between contractor proposal and program budget (identified $100M+ in actual cost reductions and savings opportunities in contractor’s proposal); supported the successful award of all four major contract actions totaling more than $500M+.
  • Led Saudi RSAF AWACS Modernization Program (RAMP) contract strategy, including development of RFP package, Government fact-finding, conducted the technical evaluation of the proposal and developed the Government position to support final negotiations which directly resulted in a successful award of the RAMP Letter of Agreement (LOA) with an estimated value of $1.6B. This modernization effort is a continuation of efforts to maintain interoperability with U.S. and coalition forces.
  • Provided engineering and acquisition support to the US AWACS Diminishing Manufacturing Sources Replacement of Avionics for Global Operations and Navigation (DRAGON) program. The program is currently conducting Engineering Manufacturing and Development (EMD) test flights with capabilities that replaces analog instruments with integrated avionics system, including large format displays, flight management systems and new communications and navigation equipment required to meet communications, navigation and surveillance/air traffic management (CNS/ATM) mandates which will allow the E-3 broader and more efficient access to worldwide airspace.
  • Developed numerous HBS Integrated Master Schedules (IMSs) which identify, track and monitor critical path execution, resource choke points, and portfolio interdependencies. These schedules are a critical component to overall portfolio execution and have expanded to include capturing all contract actions planned or on-going. Our schedulers use this data to build an enterprise view of portfolio contract actions that directly helps a limited resource contracting staff prioritize efforts, efficiently allocate manning and identify surge requirements. Our efforts have been praised by the Division contract lead as critical to accomplishing his mission of “getting efforts on contract, on-time.” Our schedulers also monitor real-time program execution, and provide independent assessments of program performance to Division leadership.

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