In a photo taken last month, Brig. Gen. Heath Collins and Joseph Bradley open a cyber defense facility at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Fighters and Bombers Directorate. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wesley Farnsworth)

Area company wins $418 million Air Force contract

P E Systems — a Fairfax, Va., company with a Dayton presence — has won a $418 million contract tied to an Air Force initiative to improve rapid deployment capabilities.

In a release, the company said it has been awarded the “Agile Combat Support” contract, valued at $418M over 4½ years.

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, awarded the contract. The company will provide services at Wright-Patterson, Warner-Robins and Holloman Air Force bases; Joint-Base Langley-Eustis and at the Central Ohio Aerospace and Technology Center in Heath, Ohio.

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The work will be in the realms of engineering, professional and administrative support services.

“We’re pleased to be selected for this important work,” Jack Grady, P E senior vice president of Air Force programs, said in the company’s announcement. “Our company has worked very hard to bring great service and value to our clients. That dedication is evidenced by an award of this magnitude. We are looking forward to executing the contract and continuing our tradition of providing great support to augment the ACS mission.”

The contract will go into effect Sunday and run through Feb. 29, 2024, the company said. The firm’s other prime contracts include Fighter-Bomber Cross Cutter and B-2 program contracts, also for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center.

Founded in 1971, P E Systems also has offices in Maryland, Massachusetts, Oklahoma and Texas and in Japan, Bahrain and Italy.

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