“MAK is proud to be chosen for all three categories on this US Air Force IDIQ – we are well-positioned to contribute in a substantial and meaningful way,” said Bill Cole, MAK’s CEO and President.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (PRWEB) February 08, 2023
MAK Technologies (MAK), a company of ST Engineering North America, today announced it was one of the contractors awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract by the United States Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Architecture & Integration Directorate (AFLCMC/XA) to rapidly contract for capabilities that enable multi-domain, multi-level security development, analysis, and synthetic environments.
This IDIQ contract is a Multi-Award Contract (MAC) which provides for an indefinite quantity of supplies or services up to a maximum of $900M with a ten-year period of performance. MAK is eligible to compete, along with the other eligible industry participants, as a prime for delivery orders through this contract over the next ten years.
The IDIQ contract covers three categories of performance, and MAK was selected to participate in all three.
- Category 1 – Development Planning: Capability Development and Development Planning includes activities associated with concept development/maturation modeling, simulation & analysis, product support planning, and future technology integration.
- Category 2 – Systems Development: Systems Development consists of innovative approaches to develop a wide range of systems addressing warfighter needs and supporting future program launch across the AFLCMC/XA portfolio.
- Category 3 – Synthetic Environment Development: Simulation Development includes development, testing, deployment, and operation within a simulated environment.
“MAK is proud to be chosen for all three categories on this US Air Force IDIQ – we are well-positioned to contribute in a substantial and meaningful way,” said Bill Cole, MAK’s CEO and President. “We’ve been delivering innovative, market-leading simulation software products and services to military simulation and training customers for more than 30 years. The skills, technology, and team that we’ve built over that time align with AFLCMC/XA’s mission to address warfighter needs and gaps through high-confidence simulation and training solutions.”
MAK’s 30+ years developing and selling its MAK ONE Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) products are punctuated by key program wins that demonstrate technical capabilities required for the AFLCMC/XA IDIQ contract.
For more information about the MAK ONE suite of simulation software, visit http://www.mak.com/mak-one, and to learn more about MAK Technologies, visit https://mak.com/about/the-mak-story.
Read the U.S. Department of Defense Air Force Contract Award Announcement here: https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract/Article/3242079/
ST Engineering is a global technology, defense and engineering group with a diverse portfolio of businesses across the aerospace, smart city, defense and public security segments. With our U.S. headquarters based in Alexandria, VA, we have major operations in over 50 cities across 22 states, employing about 6,000 people in the country. At ST Engineering, we enable a more secure and sustainable world through innovative technology, products and solutions across diverse market segments.
MAK Technologies builds solutions to your unique training challenges, built upon the strength and flexibility of the MAK ONE simulation platform. We have been delivering military simulation and training technology for more than 30 years, and the MAK ONE platform is the core of training simulations for the US Department of Defense and customers worldwide. Our end-user training systems are portable, easy to use and maintain, visually appealing, and able to meet individual and collective training requirements – including multi-domain operations. MAK Technologies is a company of ST Engineering North America. Please visit http://www.mak.com for more information.
The United States Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Architecture & Integration Directorate’s (AFLCMC/XA) mission is to work with the requirements community and S&T/Industry to analyze gaps, requirements, missions, threats, and technologies and to develop systems or solutions to address warfighter needs while launching high confidence programs. AFLCMC/XA develops innovative approaches that bring multi-domain systems capabilities, characterization of new technologies and systems through studies, recurrent demonstration and rapid development to enable rapid prototyping, test and capability transition to yield cost effective warfighting capability. Activities within AFLCMC/XA span from hardware technology, software technology, multi-level security analysis to open architecture design and implementation.