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Intelligent Waves Secures $99M Air Force Hardware, Software Integration Services Contract

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Intelligent Waves Secures $99M Air Force Hardware, Software Integration Services Contract

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Intelligent Waves a $99.9 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity follow-on contract to continue providing hardware and software integration services in support of the 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron’s Crowd Source Flight Data program.

Under the contract, Intelligent Waves will download, process and offload significant data from Quick Reaction Instrumentation Package-equipped aircraft. Work aims to increase the speed, security and availability of mission data to improve national security, Intelligent Waves said.

In an Air Force Air Combat Command article, Lt. Col. Nathan Malafa, 59th TES commander, said delivering accurate data quickly to decision-makers will more likely result in mission success. 

Contract activities will be conducted at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada and other locations worldwide, with a performance period ending in January 2025.

The recent award follows a sole-source, $89.2 million IDIQ contract Intelligent Waves secured from 59th TES in October 2019 for crowd-sourced data support services. Work, including modifying, improving and operating the 53rd Wing’s flight test instrumentation packages, is expected to be completed in March 2025. 

In a press release, Intelligent Waves said crowd-sourced flight data support will provide a low-cost, non-intrusive solution that will enable the delivery of flight test data from thousands of jets to a central repository and allow sharing of such information across bases.

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