Firms team for U.S. Air Force contract

April 18, 2012 at 1:23 PM

COLORADO SPRINGS, April 18 (UPI) -- ITT Exelis, BAE Systems and L-3 Stratis have teamed to pursue a U.S. Air Force Space Command launch and integrated test range system contract.

The LISC will allow the Air Force to combine current operations, maintenance and sustainment services of its Eastern and Western Ranges under a single contract.

The companies, which have formed a joint venture company -- IBL JV, Llc. – are the incumbents on the existing Air Force Spacelift Range System contract, with ITT Exelis the prime contractor.

"Exelis has contributed to more than 280 successful launches on the Eastern Range at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., and the Western Range at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., since work commenced on the SLRS contract in 2000," said Pat Carr, vice president and general manager of C3 Systems at Exelis.

"We have a history of completing projects on time and under budget. With our IBL joint venture partners, we will be able to provide greater integration across both ranges."

The winner of the LISC contract will provide program management, range operations and maintenance, engineering and logistics support and other services.

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