Infoscitex to Help AFRL Develop Modeling, Simulation Framework
Work will be done under the terms of a multiple-award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a shared cost ceiling of $48 million, IST said Thursday.
The company will specifically support AFRL’s Redefining the Basic Analytical and Simulation Environment program.
AFRL hopes to use REBASE to develop its Advanced Framework for Simulation, Integration and Modeling to support the growing needs of researchers.
AFSIM is a common modeling framework intended to encourage collaborative software development between the government and industry.
Mike Gilkey, IST’s vice president for air and space operations, said the growing number of AFSIM users is proof of its effectiveness in evaluating advanced weapon system concepts.
IST said it has been involved with AFSIM since Boeing transferred the framework’s development to AFRL’s Aerospace Systems Directorate in 2013.
The directorate has awarded information transfer agreements to transfer AFSIM to at least 80 industry partners for development and evaluation, according to the U.S. Air Force.
IST said it helped expand the AFSIM user community by training hundreds of individuals and industry partners on the framework.
“We look forward to assisting our AFRL customer to meet the increasingly complex challenges of the user community,” Gilkey added.
IST is an employee-owned company that offers solutions in the defense, aerospace, human factors and security markets.
IST’s parent company, DCS, is a professional services firm that provides engineering, programmatic and technical support services to customers in the national security sector.
Category: Defense and Intelligence
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