FAIRFAX, Va., March 11 (UPI) -- Technologies for automatic identification and tracking of aircraft parts and tools are being developed for the U.S. Air Force by SRA International.
The Automated Identification Technology and Maintenance Operation Control Visualizer will be developed for Air Force Air Logistics Centers and the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group in Georgia.
The contract is for five years. If all options are exercised, its value would be $29 million.
"SRA has extensive experience developing and deploying innovative solutions for the Air Force," said Defense Group Senior Vice President George Batsakis. "For many years, we've supported the Defense Department's mission, leveraging our deep AIT domain expertise.
"We're very pleased to have another opportunity to help our military men and women by giving them better visibility of aircraft and other asset locations."
SRA said its work will involve developing and integrating automatic data capture solutions and capabilities that would improve aircraft availability. By integrating machine-readable devices within processes to aggregate and transfer data, service personnel would have real-time information on the status and location of parts, tools and associated equipment.