A PAE maintainer from the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron prepares a BQM-167 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.
A PAE maintainer from the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron prepares a BQM-167 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.

PAE Aviation and Technical Services Awarded $20 Million Contract for Aerial Targets Program

PAE Aviation and Technical Services LLC, Marlton, New Jersey, has been awarded a $20,919,888 (approximate) modification (P00073) to previously awarded contract FA4890-15-C-0018 for the Aerial Targets Program. The locations of performance are Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida; and Holloman AFB, New Mexico. The work is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2022. Air Combat Command, Acquisition Management and Integration Center, Langley AFB, Virginia, is the contracting.

The contract modification provides for the exercise of an option for an additional year of service under the multiple year contract, directly supporting live-fire weapon system testing and enabling the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group’s to perform developmental and operational weapons testing for all air-to-air missiles for the F-15, F-16, F-22, and F-35 fighters. The 53d Weapons Evaluation Group is a United States Air Force unit that reports to the 53d Wing. It is stationed at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. The unit is part of Air Combat Command.

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PAE Aviation and Technical Services Awarded $20 Million Contract for Aerial Targets Program
A PAE maintainer from the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron prepares a BQM-167 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. This subscale target is used for live weapons system evaluations and testing. The 82nd ATRS operates QF-4, QF-16 and BQM-167 targets to provide manned and unmanned aerial targets support for programs across the Department of Defense. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sara Vidoni)
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