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The US Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM) has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) a contract with a potential value up to $954 million (€860 million) to provide Persistent Multi-Role Operations (PMRO) support to the US Air Force-Europe (USAFE).

The contract calls for the provision of contractor-owned contractor-operated (COCO) manned and unmanned airborne ISR assets in support of Air Force requirements in the European and African theatres of operation and has a base period of performance of one year with four option years.

Critical readiness of our defense intelligence enterprise demands unique expertise and advanced technology solutions,” commented Garry Schwartz, President of Technical Solutions’ Mission Driven Innovative Solutions Group. “Over the last several years, HII has continued to expand its ISR support to the US Air Force and other components of the [DoD]. We are looking forward to continuing to advance the implementation of innovative ISR solutions for USAFE and across the DoD.”

The Air Force directs global integrated ISR operations from forward-deployed locations throughout the six geographic US combatant commands. Air Force ISR operations are conducted in multiple domains and across all phases of operations and environments. The timely integration and delivery of ISR information provides joint, defence, national and coalition partners with actionable intelligence.
The objective of this task is to provide persistent, multi-role, cross-domain ISR capabilities that facilitate improved alerting, enhance US security defence posture, enable freedom of movement, increase partnership capacity and interoperability, while fostering global security and stability throughout the European and African areas of responsibility.

This is a continuation and expansion of work currently performed by HII, whose purpose is to deliver timely, accurate and relevant information to operational and strategic decision-makers. This effort will provide PMRO for multiple DoD components, including air forces in Europe and Africa as well as other strategic and operational partners.

HII will provide a range of manned and unmanned airborne ISR assets to supplement existing platforms such as this USAF RIVET JOINT aircraft. (Photo: USAF)

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