Wyle tapped by USAF for non-invasive inspection and maintenance

Sept. 5, 2013 at 12:49 PM
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EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- A $9.17 million U.S. Air Force contract has been given to Wyle for non-destructive inspection and maintenance services at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma.

The award, a re-compete contract, is for one year of performance with four one-year options. It was issued by the U.S. Air Force Material Command for its Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex at the base.

"Wyle offers a full spectrum of non-destructive inspection capabilities from laboratory conceptual feasibility analysis to integrated, qualified and fielded capability," said Tony Todd, Wyle's program manager. "We are pleased to win this contract re-compete and to be able to continue to use our non-destructive inspection expertise and experience of more than 25 years to assist the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex."

Non-destructive inspection involves the use of X-rays, ultrasound and other methods to inspect jets, missiles, ground vehicles and other equipment to detect wear, imperfections and system and equipment anomalies.

Under the contract, Wyle personnel will ensure that inspection equipment is in good operating order and meets manufacturing specifications by performing preventative and remedial maintenance, including scheduling and performing interval preventative maintenance on Eddy current and ultrasonic inspection systems, data storage devices, network equipment and computers. It will also diagnose and repair equipment malfunctions and perform equipment upgrades.

Wyle is a privately owned engineering company based in California.

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