The contractors will provide for the analysis, design, development, production, installation, integration, test and sustainment for Air Force training systems encompassing complex aircrew, maintenance and system-specific training systems in support of warfighter training at operating locations worldwide. TSA III has a 10-year ordering period through August 2025.
Among the contractors included are Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA), Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC), L-3 Communications Corp. (NYSE: LLL), Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT), Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) and Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN).
Each of the contractors will receive $1,000 at the time of the award for the 2015 fiscal year. Additional funding will be assigned on individual task orders.
This contract does not include a program to upgrade the Air Force’s training jet, the venerable T-38. Upgrading the fleet of training planes did not make the Air Force’s list of its top three projects. Those are the F-35A fighter plane from Lockheed Martin, the KC-46A tanker from Boeing and the Long-Range Strike Bomber (the B-3). A contract for 80 to 100 B-3s costing around $550 million each is expected soon. There are two competing bids for the B-3, a team led by Northrop Grumman and another led by Boeing and including Lockheed Martin.