20 November 2018 – The Air Force Installation Contracting Agency (AFICA), Global Strike Command has awarded the first option year contract modification for B-52 and B-1 CAT/CWD to Spectre Pursuit Group, LLC on 20 November 2018 in the amount of $5,744,417. This contract is a Commercial, Firm Fixed Price contract. The B-52/B-1 CAT/CWD program provides formal training, courseware development and training support to B-52 aircrew at Barksdale AFB, LA and B-1 aircrew at Dyess AFB, TX. This option year is to be completed on 30 November 2019, with three more option years to follow. Spectre Pursuit Group is a Joint Venture which includes BGI and Devol Aviation, Inc., a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business.
B-1 Training Systems Contract Award
Tampa, Florida (October 2018) – Aero Simulation Inc. (ASI) is pleased to announce its latest contract award, the B-1 Training Systems Program. This effort involves the sustainment of 35 flight and maintenance training devices at Dyess Air Force Base (AFB), Abilene, TX, Ellsworth AFB, Rapid City, SD, Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, TX, Sterling, VA, and Tampa, FL. These devices are used to develop and maintain the proficiency level of aircrew and maintenance personnel on this vital asset of our U.S. Air Force. ASI team members for this important program include BGI, LLC and Rockwell Collins Simulation and Training Solutions.
The B-1 Lancer, nicknamed “The Bone” is a supersonic variable-sweep wing heavy bomber. This critical component of the Air Force Global Strike Command, stationed at Dyess AFB and Ellsworth AFB can reach speeds of Mach 1.2 and, with in-flight refueling, reach anywhere on the planet. It has a payload of 125,000 pounds and can reach altitudes of 40,000 feet. It can also fly 200 feet off the ground at 700 mph!
“ASI is pleased to continue our support of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) with our third support contract. This program to provide Training System Support Center (TSSC) and Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) services, as well as perform major trainer modifications for the next 7 ½ years follows our successful T-1A GBTS and T-38C ATD contracts.” said Daniel Deschnow, Vice President of Programs. “We look forward to serving the B-1 community and supporting their important national security mission.”